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supplementary angle

noun, Mathematics.
1.
either of two angles that added together produce an angle of 180°.
Origin of supplementary angle
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40
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  • It may be noted that ∠P2CP1, being made up of halves of two supplementary angles, is a right angle.

    The Teaching of Geometry David Eugene Smith
British Dictionary definitions for supplementary angles

supplementary angle

noun
1.
either of two angles whose sum is 180° Compare complementary angle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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supplementary angles in Science
supplementary angles
  (sŭp'lə-měn'tə-rē)   
Two angles whose sum is 180°.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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