acute angle

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acute angle

acute angle

An angle of less than 90°.
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acute angle

a·cute angle

An angle whose measure is between 0° and 90°. Compare obtuse angle.
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Noun1.acute angle - an angle less than 90 degrees but more than 0 degreesacute angle - an angle less than 90 degrees but more than 0 degrees
oblique angle - an angle that is not a right angle or a multiple of a right angle
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(əˈkjuːt) adjective
1. (of a disease etc) severe but not lasting very long. They think his illness is acute rather than chronic.
2. very great. There is an acute shortage of teachers.
3. quick-witted. As a businessman, he's very acute.
4. (of the senses) keen. acute hearing.
5. high, shrill s high sound.
acute angle
an angle of less than ninety degrees.
aˈcutely adverb
aˈcuteness noun
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The city forms an immense triangle marked out upon a vast plain of white sand, its acute angle directed toward the north and piercing a corner of the desert.
The air is an unstable medium at best, and quite without warning, at an acute angle, he entered an aerial tide which he recognized as the gulf stream of wind that poured through the drafty-mouthed Golden Gate.
Not because I was squeezed in at an acute angle of the table-cloth, with the table in my chest, and the Pumblechookian elbow in my eye, nor because I was not allowed to speak (I didn't want to speak), nor because I was regaled with the scaly tips of the drumsticks of the fowls, and with those obscure corners of pork of which the pig, when living, had had the least reason to be vain.
The vine at once altered its course, making an acute angle, and again made for the stake.
On the opposite wall near the acute angle stood a small plain wooden chest of drawers looking, as it were, lost in a desert.
Triumphing in having been the first to communicate this extraordinary intelligence, Mrs Nickleby nodded and smiled a great many times, to impress its full magnificence on Kate's wondering mind, and then flew off, at an acute angle, to a committee of ways and means.
At the far end, with his body resting upon the bar and a cigar stuck at an acute angle from the corner of his mouth, stood a tall, strong, heavily built man who could be none other than the famous McGinty himself.
It was not more than forty feet across at the mouth, but it rapidly closed until it ended in an acute angle, too straight and smooth for an ascent.
At night, one could distinguish nothing of all that mass of buildings, except the black indentation of the roofs, unrolling their chain of acute angles round the place; for one of the radical differences between the cities of that time, and the cities of the present day, lay in the façades which looked upon the places and streets, and which were then gables.
Near the same tree two more bundles of acute angles sat with their legs drawn up.
The early signs weren't promising as they went 1-0 down on 26 minutes but recovered quickly with Jack Marshall showing tenacity to shrug off a pair of illegal challenges to fire the ball home from an acute angle.
After 14 minutes Gavin Cogdon latched on to a rebound and, from an acute angle, squeezed the ball between goalkeeper John Bateman and the post.

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