obtuse angle


noun

an angle greater than 90° but less than 180°.

Origin of obtuse angle

First recorded in 1560–70

Related forms

ob·tuse-an·gled, ob·tuse-an·gu·lar [uh b-toos-ang-gyuh-ler, -tyoos] /əbˈtusˈæŋ gyə lər, -ˈtyus/, adjective
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Science definitions for obtuse angle

obtuse angle

[ ŏb-tōōs ]

An angle whose measure is between 90° and 180°. Compare acute angle.
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Culture definitions for obtuse angle

obtuse angle


An angle that measures more than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees. (Compare acute angle and right angle.)

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