angular displacement

noun Physics.

the amount of rotation of a point, line, or body in a specified direction about an axis.

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British Dictionary definitions for angular displacement

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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Science definitions for angular displacement

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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