the amount of rotation of a point, line, or body in a specified direction about an axis.
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How to use angular displacement in a sentence
Scend, send, n. the upward angular displacement of a vessel—opposed to Pitch, the correlative downward movement.
I should make one comment here relative to the angular displacement of the targets.Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The chief and most frequent cause of permanent disability after fracture is angular displacement.
There may be an angular displacement—for example, in greenstick fracture.
It is common to find an angular displacement of both bones to the radial or to the ulnar side.
British Dictionary definitions for angular displacement
physics the angle through which a point, line, or body is rotated about a specific axis in a given direction
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Scientific definitions for angular displacement
The distance an object moves when following a circular path. It is represented by the length of the arc of a circle drawn to represent the motion of the object about a fixed point.
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