an·gu·lar /ˈæŋgjəlɚ/ 形容詞
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.
An·gu·lar, n. Anat. A bone in the base of the lower jaw of many birds, reptiles, and fishes.
adj 1: measured by an angle or by the rate of change of an angle;
2: having angles or an angular shape [syn: angulate] [ant: rounded]