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[ang-gyuh-ley-shuh n]
  1. an angular part, position, or formation.
  2. the exact measurement of angles.
  3. Also called comma position. Skiing. a position for traversing a slope in which the skis are edged into the hill by bending the knees toward the hill and leaning the upper body away from the hill, with all weight on the downhill ski.
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Origin of angulation

First recorded in 1865–70; angulate + -ion
Related formssub·an·gu·la·tion, noun
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Historical Examples

  • It was necessary, in the case of Mount Rainier, to resort to long-distance methods of angulation.

    Mount Rainier


British Dictionary definitions for angulation


  1. an angular formation
  2. the precise measurement of angles
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angulation in Medicine


  1. The formation of an abnormal angle or bend in an organ.
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Related formsangu•late′ (-lāt′) v.
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