reentrant angle


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reentrant angle
Interior angle CBA is a reentrant angle.

reentrant angle

also re-entrant angle
n.
In an irregular polygon, an interior angle that is greater than 180°.
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Noun1.reentrant angle - an interior angle of a polygon that is greater than 180 degrees
interior angle, internal angle - the angle inside two adjacent sides of a polygon
salient angle - an angle pointing outward; an interior angle of a polygon that is less than 180 degrees
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The three specimens in which the first triangle is confluent with the anterior loop show the shallow first buccal reentrant angle discussed by Rensberger et al.
The importance of the reentrant angle of twins to their growth kinetics was already known to Becke (1889), and was stressed again by Frank (1949).
This was modified by putting semi-circles in the reentrant angles, and further modified by tapering the towers towards the top with six set-backs, somewhat reminiscent on a huge scale of the forms of some Hindu temples.