exterior angle


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exterior angle
Angles 1, 2, 7, and 8 are exterior angles.

exterior angle

n.
1. The angle between any side of a polygon and an extended adjacent side.
2. Any of the four angles that do not include a region of the space between two lines intersected by a transversal.

exterior angle

n
1. (Mathematics) an angle of a polygon contained between one side extended and the adjacent side
2. (Mathematics) any of the four angles made by a transversal that are outside the region between the two intersected lines

exte′rior an′gle


n.
1. an angle formed outside parallel lines by a third line that intersects them.
2. an angle formed outside a polygon by one side and an extension of an adjacent side; the supplement of an interior angle of the polygon.
[1885–90]
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exterior angles
Angles 1, 2, 7, and 8 are exterior angles. Angles 1 and 8 and angles 2 and 7 are alternate exterior angles.

ex·te·ri·or angle

(ĭk-stîr′ē-ər)
The angle formed between a side of a polygon and an extended adjacent side. Compare interior angle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exterior angle - the supplement of an interior angle of a polygonexterior angle - the supplement of an interior angle of a polygon
angle - the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
hip - (architecture) the exterior angle formed by the junction of a sloping side and a sloping end of a roof
Translations

exterior angle

n (Math) → Außenwinkel m
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The purpose here is to let students see that half of [angle]DOA is an exterior angle of the triangle and equal to [angle]OCA.
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The angle with any other vertex which lies on this line (for example, angle A[C.sub.1]B) will be less than angle ACB because [angle]A[C.sub.1]B < [angle]A[A.sub.1]B (the exterior angle A[A.sub.1]B of the triangle B[A.sub.1][C.sub.1] is bigger than the remote interior angle [angle]A[C.sub.1]B) and [angle]A[A.sub.1]B = [angle]ACB (inscribed angles).
Initially, they defined it as a figure made with two half lines, but they were not satisfied with this definition because it was not clear whether the definition referred to interior angle or exterior angle (see Figure 2).
A regular polygon has an exterior angle of 20 degrees.
Photography for the marketing brochure was not simple as no exterior angle gives any clue to the wide open spaces inside.