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angle

noun [C]  /ˈæŋ·ɡəl/ us  

angle noun [C] (MEASUREMENT)

geometry the space measured in degrees between two lines or surfaces from the point where they meet: The angles of a square are 90 degrees. angle of depression The angle of depression is the angle formed when viewing something from below the horizontal. angle of elevation The angle of elevation is the angle formed when viewing something from above the horizontal.

angle noun [C] (VIEW)

a position from which something is seen, or a way of seeing something: The photographer kept moving around to find the best angle for the picture. Look at this from another angle.

angle

verb [I/T]  /ˈæŋ·ɡəl/ us  

angle verb [I/T] (VIEW)

to turn, or to move something so that it is not in a straight line or in the center: [I] The path angles to the left. [T] We angled the light to take the picture.
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