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noun [countable]     angle pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    maths the shape that is made where two straight lines join or cross each other. Angles are measured in degrees. An angle that measures 90 degrees is a right angle; if it is less than 90 degrees, it is an acute angle, and if it is more than 90 degrees, it is an obtuse angle.
    1. a.
      the shape that is made where two surfaces or objects meet

      The rocks stick out of the water at an angle of 45 degrees.

  2. 2
    the direction from which something comes, or the direction from which you look at something, especially when it is not directly in front of you

    Guns were firing at them from several different angles.

    The camera angles are chosen before the scene is shot.

  3. 3
    a particular way of thinking about something

    We have considered the whole subject from many different angles.



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