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Definition of angle noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the space between two lines or surfaces that join, measured in degrees a 45° angle the rocket's angle of descent see also acute angle, adjacent angle, corresponding angles, obtuse angle, right angle, wide-angle lens
  2. 2the direction that something is leaning or pointing in when it is not in a vertical or horizontal line The tower of Pisa leans at an angle. The plane was coming in at a steep angle. His hair was sticking out from all angles.
  3. 3a position from which you look at something The photo was taken from an unusual angle. The painting changes slightly when seen from different angles.
  4. 4a particular way of presenting or thinking about a situation, problem, etc. We need a new angle for our next advertising campaign. You can look at the issue from many different angles. The article concentrates on the human angle (= the part that concerns people's emotions) of the story.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: angle