interior angle

noun Geometry.

an angle formed between parallel lines by a third line that intersects them.
an angle formed within a polygon by two adjacent sides.

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Origin of interior angle

First recorded in 1750–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for interior angle

interior angle


an angle of a polygon contained between two adjacent sides
any of the four angles made by a transversal that lie inside the region between the two intersected lines
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Science definitions for interior angle

interior angle

[ ĭn-tîrē-ər ]

Any of the four angles formed inside two straight lines when these lines are intersected by a third straight line.
An angle formed by two adjacent sides of a polygon and included within the polygon. Compare exterior angle.
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