vertical angles


pl n

geometry the pair of equal angles between a pair of intersecting lines; opposite anglesAlso called: vertically opposite angles

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Scientific definitions for vertical angles

vertical angles
[ vûrtĭ-kəl ]

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