An"gu*lar (#), a. [L. angularis, fr. angulus angle, corner. See Angle.]

1.

Relating to an angle or to angles; having an angle or angles; forming an angle or corner; sharp-cornered; pointed; as, an angular figure.

2.

Measured by an angle; as, angular distance.

3.

Fig.: Lean; lank; raw-boned; ungraceful; sharp and stiff in character; as, remarkably angular in his habits and appearance; an angular female.

Angular aperture, Angular distance. See Aperture, Distance. -- Angular motion, the motion of a body about a fixed point or fixed axis, as of a planet or pendulum. It is equal to the angle passed over at the point or axis by a line drawn to the body. -- Angular point, the point at which the sides of the angle meet; the vertex. -- Angular velocity, the ratio of anuglar motion to the time employed in describing.

 

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An"gu*lar, n. Anat.

A bone in the base of the lower jaw of many birds, reptiles, and fishes.

 

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