solid angle

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solid angle

n.
An angle having a value equal to the area on a sphere subtended by a surface, divided by the square of the radius of that sphere. Solid angles are measured in steradians.

solid angle

n
(Mathematics) a geometric surface consisting of lines originating from a common point (the vertex) and passing through a closed curve or polygon: measured in steradians

sol′id an′gle


n.
an angle formed by three or more planes intersecting in a common point or formed at the vertex of a cone.
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Noun1.solid angle - an angle formed by three or more planes intersecting at a common point (the vertex)
angle - the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians