Angle of entry

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An´gle of en´try

1.(Aëronautics) The angle between the tangent to the advancing edge (of an aërocurve) and the line of motion; - contrasted with angle of trail, which is the angle between the tangent to the following edge and the line of motion.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Bill Cooke, an analyst in NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, said this sighting was special because the angle of entry for the meteor was so shallow, which allowed it to remain visible for a longer time.
When the throw angle drops noticeably below this value, the throw speed increases and the angle of entry in the basket decreases, lessening the chances of marking.
''Depending upon the depth of the water, angle of entry and size and speed of the object, it could create huge waves several hundred metres high.'' Experts say the geological record of Earth shows evidence of more than 100 large objects hitting the planet.
Mobile panels allow homeowners to easily customize the amount of light and the angle of entry to meet the current and ever changing needs of the family.
A productive trolling pattern used by many local anglers includes two flatlines, with flatline clips to reduce the line angle of entry and give a tad of drop back on the bite, as well as two rigger lines.
* Flexible port positioning and angle of entry enable users to have accurate and realistic port placement and replicate real procedures.
Given the right angle of entry, the spike should bore through the ice, plunging the diver safely into the hypothermia-inducing waters.
The angle of entry depends on the stroke being swum.
Because of this, two different individuals may determine the angle of entry to be slightly different.
Keep in mind that you may have to adjust your angle of entry depending on the patient's degree of obesity; otherwise, you may find yourself tunneling in subcutaneous fat.
"A computer can check the angle of entry and if it is wrong it will abort the attempt in total safety.