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An·gu·lar a.

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.

Dis·tance n.

1. The space between two objects; the length of a line, especially the shortest line joining two points or things that are separate; measure of separation in place.

*Every particle attracts every other with a force . . . inversely proportioned to the square of the distance.* --*Sir I. Newton.*

2. Remoteness of place; a remote place.

*Easily managed from a distance.* --*W. Irving.*

*'T is distance lends enchantment to the view.* --*T. Campbell.*

*[He] waits at distance till he hears from Cato.* --*Addison.*

3. Racing A space marked out in the last part of a race course.

*The horse that ran the whole field out of distance.* --*L'Estrange.*

Note: ☞ In trotting matches under the rules of the American Association, the __distance__ varies with the conditions of the race, being 80 yards in races of mile heats, best two in three, and 150 yards in races of two-mile heats. At that distance from the winning post is placed the __distance post__. If any horse has not reached this distance post before the first horse in that heat has reached the winning post, such horse is __distanced__, and disqualified for running again during that race.

4. Mil. Relative space, between troops in ranks, measured from front to rear; -- contrasted with interval, which is measured from right to left. *“ Distance between companies in close column is twelve yards.”*

5. Space between two antagonists in fencing.

6. Painting The part of a picture which contains the representation of those objects which are the farthest away, esp. in a landscape.

Note: ☞ In a picture, the

7. Ideal disjunction; discrepancy; contrariety.

8. Length or interval of time; period, past or future, between two eras or events.

9. The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.

I hope your modesty

Will know what distance to the crown is due. --

10. A withholding of intimacy; alienation; coldness; disagreement; variance; restraint; reserve.

On the part of Heaven,

Now alienated, distance and distaste. --

11. Remoteness in succession or relation; as, the distance between a descendant and his ancestor.

12. Mus. The interval between two notes; as, the distance of a fourth or seventh.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

angular distance

n : the angular separation between two objects as perceived by

an observer; "he recorded angular distances between the

stars"