• WordNet 3.6
    • adj angular having angles or an angular shape
    • adj angular measured by an angle or by the rate of change of an angle "angular momentum"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Angular (Anat) A bone in the base of the lower jaw of many birds, reptiles, and fishes.
    • Angular Fig.: Lean; lank; raw-boned; ungraceful; sharp and stiff in character; as, remarkably angular in his habits and appearance; an angular female.
    • Angular Measured by an angle; as, angular distance.
    • Angular Relating to an angle or to angles; having an angle or angles; forming an angle or corner; sharp-cornered; pointed; as, an angular figure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • angular Having an angle or angles; having corners; pointed: as, an angular figure; an angular piece of rock; angular writing (that is, with the turns sharply pointed instead of curved).
    • angular Consisting of an angle; forming an angle: as, an angular point.
    • angular Measured by an angle; subtending an angle; having a divergence expressed in degrees, minutes, and seconds: as, angular distance; angular velocity.
    • angular Of persons: Having or exhibiting protuberances of joint or limb; acting or moving awkwardly or as if in angles.
    • angular Stiff in manner; cranky; crotchety; unbending.
    • angular In astrology, placed in one of the four angles of a nativity.
    • n angular In ichthyology, a small bone on the lower posterior corner of the articulare: same as angular bone.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Angular having an angle or corner:
    • adj Angular (fig.) stiff in manner: the opposite of easy or graceful: bony and lean in figure
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. angularis, fr. angulus, angle, corner. See Angle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. angulus; cog. with Gr. angkylos; both from root ank, to bend, seen also in Anchor, Ankle.


In literature:

The old Don wrote a stiff angular hand, but as soon as he became accustomed to it Dick found little difficulty.
"A Daughter of the Dons" by William MacLeod Raine
To the right stood a tall, angular, yellow-faced fellow with a drooping, sandy mustache.
"The Rustlers of Pecos County" by Zane Grey
When it is at its greatest angular distance from the sun, as A or C, we see it illuminated like the half-moon.
"Recreations in Astronomy" by Henry Warren
His features were angular and tanned by the winds of many years.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Mrs. Aalbom was extremely tall, lean, bony, and angular; her lips were thin, and her teeth long and yellow.
"Garman and Worse" by Alexander Lange Kielland
In some the comb holders are hinged in the corners of the basket, and have an angular motion of ninety degrees.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 613, October 1, 1887" by Various
And the aspect of that bony young man, with his angular joints and wild bearded face, increased her fears.
"His Masterpiece" by Emile Zola
The incongruous surroundings emphasized his every roughness, his every angularity.
"A Man's Woman" by Frank Norris
In one case only has a flint instrument been discovered perfectly regular in form, and presenting a sharp angular exactness.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 1. (of 7): Chaldaea" by George Rawlinson
A breccia is a rock made up of angular pebbles or fragments of other rocks.
"Roman Mosaics" by Hugh Macmillan

In poetry:

It was like a fly or a wasp. Its body dirt-coloured; of the same colour
too its flat, stiff wings; outspread feathered claws, and a head thick
and angular, like a dragon-fly's; both head and claws were bright red, as
though steeped in blood.
"The Insect" by Ivan Turgenev

In news:

My type had angular cheekbones, rakishly tousled hair, an impractical liberal arts degree and a misanthropic worldview.
LeBron's jump shot, for instance, is funky-looking, jerky, angular and streaky.
Belt grinder is well suited for industrial grinding and finishing operations on either flat or angular metal work pieces.
That aggressive styling still looks fresh today, with the Lancer 's trademark trapezoidal grille, angular headlamps, and slit-like taillamps.
Measuring Angular Size & Distance.
Content tagged with " orbital angular momentum".
Orbital angular momentum boosts bandwidth.
Using the angular momentum of light could make one radio channel into two, three, or more.
An intricate work with angular lines and exotic splashes of full orchestral color, the music occasionally called to mind Stravinsky and Gershwin.
Articles by S. This X-band phased-array antenna system is ideally suited for transmitting high-data-rate signals from remote sensing satellites over wide angular regions.
Moments later, at just before 9 am, we join our fellow pilgrims for daily Mass, quietly plodding across the floors to the angular, shining wooden pews.
Angular faces used to be in, but lately it seems like Hollywood stars are all about the puffy-faced look.
Seen from the outside, angular slits offer tantalizing glimpses of the home's interior.
But Murphy said it was Delta Reign 's unique sound, which blends the angularity of bluegrass with the easy roll of western swing, that caught Hodges' ear.
Aluminum angular spoked dished hand wheel.

In science:

If in Einstein-Haas effect a paramagnetic body starts rotating during remagnetizations as its flipping electrons transfer the angular momentum (associated with their spins) to the lattice, in the Barnett effect the rotating body shares its angular momentum with the electron subsystem causing magnetization.
Physics of Grain Alignment
For the first time, the anisotropy angular power spectrum has been measured over a wide range of angular scales, from multipole l ∼ 50 up to l ∼ 800 with errors of the order of 10%.
CMB Constraints on a Baryonic Dark Matter-Dominated Universe
If, in contrast, Eq. (5) holds, the angular momentum flows in the direction to realize d(R2Ω )/dR = 0, that is, to a constant angular momentum.
Is Angular Momentum in an Accretion Disk Transported Inwards?
If this is true, the angular momentum flows in a direction to realize d(RΩ )/dR = 0, which implies a constant azimuthal velocity and is unrealistic in a rotating gas, although in this case the angular momentum flows outward.
Is Angular Momentum in an Accretion Disk Transported Inwards?
Suppose that the angular momentum of an rotating ob ject is Ji , then there will be a coupling between angular momentum and gravitational magnetic fields.
Gauge Theory of Gravity