central angle


noun Geometry.

an angle formed at the center of a circle by two radii.

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Origin of central angle

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for central angle

central angle

noun

an angle whose vertex is at the centre of a circle
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Scientific definitions for central angle

central angle
[ sĕntrəl ]

An angle formed by two rays from the center of a circle, with the center forming the vertex.
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