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alternate angles

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plural noun Geometry.
  1. two nonadjacent angles made by the crossing of two lines by a third line, both angles being either interior or exterior, and being on opposite sides of the third line.
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Origin of alternate angles

First recorded in 1650–60
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British Dictionary definitions for alternate angles

alternate angles

pl n
  1. two angles at opposite ends and on opposite sides of a transversal cutting two lines
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alternate angles in Science

alternate angles

  1. Two angles formed on opposite sides of a line that crosses two other lines. The angles are both exterior or both interior, but not adjacent.
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