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vertical angle

noun Geometry.
  1. one of two opposite and equal angles formed by the intersection of two lines.
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Origin of vertical angle

First recorded in 1565–75
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British Dictionary definitions for vertical angles

vertical angles

pl n
  1. geometry the pair of equal angles between a pair of intersecting lines; opposite anglesAlso called: vertically opposite angles
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vertical angles in Science

vertical angles

  1. Two angles formed by two intersecting lines and lying on opposite sides of the point of intersection.
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