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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HIGH POINT, N.C.-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.
In a panic I began checking additional objects in the book and quickly identified numerous clusters, galaxies, and nebulae described with the wrong angular units. The planetary nebula IC 2448 in Carina (just 10 arcseconds in diameter) is mentioned as "about 10 arcminutes across," while its more famous relative, the Ring Nebula (M57) in Lyra, is erroneously described as "over 50 arcminutes in diameter." Oh, my!