angular unit


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Noun1.angular unit - a unit of measurement for anglesangular unit - a unit of measurement for angles  
unit, unit of measurement - any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume"
mil - an angular unit used in artillery; equal to 1/6400 of a complete revolution
arcdegree, degree - a measure for arcs and angles; "there are 360 degrees in a circle"
arcsecond, second - a 60th part of a minute of arc; "the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here"
arcminute, minute of arc, minute - a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree
microradian - a unit of angular distance equal to one thousandth of a milliradian
milliradian - a unit of angular distance equal to one thousandth of a radian
radian, rad - the unit of plane angle adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to the angle at the center of a circle subtended by an arc equal in length to the radius (approximately 57.295 degrees)
grad, grade - one-hundredth of a right angle
oxtant - a unit of angular distance equal to half a quadrant
sextant - a unit of angular distance equal to 60 degrees
straight angle - an angle of 180 degrees
steradian, sr - the unit of solid angle adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
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Ready-to-assemble furniture makers are leaning toward the European and the contemporary in bids to sate dealer appetites for sleek, angular units that complement flat-screen computer and entertainment technology.
Open up the i-deck box and you'll find three angular units and five strange-looking pieces of grey plastic - they're the adaptors that allow the various iPods to fit snugly into the central unit.