interior angle

  1. an angle formed between parallel lines by a third line that intersects them.

  2. an angle formed within a polygon by two adjacent sides.

Origin of interior angle

First recorded in 1750–60

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British Dictionary definitions for interior angle

interior angle

  1. an angle of a polygon contained between two adjacent sides

  2. any of the four angles made by a transversal that lie inside the region between the two intersected lines

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Scientific definitions for interior angle

interior angle

[ ĭn-tîrē-ər ]

  1. Any of the four angles formed inside two straight lines when these lines are intersected by a third straight line.

  2. An angle formed by two adjacent sides of a polygon and included within the polygon. Compare exterior angle.

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