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di·he·dral

 (dī-hē′drəl)
adj. Mathematics
1. Formed by or having two plane faces; two-sided.
2. Relating to, having, or forming a dihedral angle.
n.
1. Mathematics
a. A dihedral angle.
b. A dihedral group.
2. Aeronautics The upward or downward inclination of an aircraft wing from true horizontal.

dihedral

(daɪˈhiːdrəl)
adj
(Mathematics) having or formed by two intersecting planes; two-sided: a dihedral angle.
n
1. (Mathematics) Also called: dihedron or dihedral angle the figure formed by two intersecting planes
2. the US name for corner2
3. (Aeronautics) the upward inclination of an aircraft wing in relation to the lateral axis. Compare anhedral

di•he•dral

(daɪˈhi drəl)

adj.
1. having or formed by two planes.
2. of or pertaining to a dihedron.
n.
4. the angle at which the wings of an airplane are vertically inclined.
[1790–1800]

di·he·dral

(dī-hē′drəl)
Formed by a pair of planes or sections of planes that intersect: a dihedral angle.
Translations

dihedral

adjzweiflächig
nV-Winkel m; (Aviat) → V-Stellung f
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