# right angle

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right angle

## right angle

n.
An angle formed by the perpendicular intersection of two straight lines; an angle of 90°.

## right angle

n
1. (Mathematics) the angle between two radii of a circle that cut off on the circumference an arc equal in length to one quarter of the circumference; an angle of 90° or π/2 radians
2. at right angles perpendicular or perpendicularly
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## right′ an′gle

n.
the angle formed by two intersecting perpendicular lines; an angle of 90°.

## right angle

(rīt)
An angle having a measure of 90°.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 right angle - the 90 degree angle between two perpendicular linesgrad, grade - one-hundredth of a right angleangle - the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radiansoblique angle - an angle that is not a right angle or a multiple of a right angle
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## right angle

noun
Related words
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Translations
زَاوِيَةٌ قَائِمَةزاوِيَه قائِمَه
pravý úhel
ret vinkel
suora kulmasuorakulma
pravi kut
derékszög
rétt horn

직각
pravý uhol
pravi kot
rät vinkel
มุมฉาก
góc vuông

## right angle

nangolo retto
at right angles (to) → ad angolo retto (con)
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## right

1. on or related to the side of the body which in most people has the more skilful hand, or to the side of a person or thing which is toward the east when that person or thing is facing north (opposite to left). When I'm writing, I hold my pen in my right hand.
2. correct. Put that book back in the right place; Is that the right answer to the question?
3. morally correct; good. It's not right to let thieves keep what they have stolen.
4. suitable; appropriate. He's not the right man for this job; When would be the right time to ask him?
noun
1. something a person is, or ought to be, allowed to have, do etc. Everyone has the right to a fair trial; You must fight for your rights; You have no right to say that.
2. that which is correct or good. Who's in the right in this argument?
3. the right side, part or direction. Turn to the right; Take the second road on the right.
4. in politics, the people, group, party or parties holding the more traditional beliefs etc.
1. exactly. He was standing right here.
2. immediately. I'll go right after lunch; I'll come right down.
3. close. He was standing right beside me.
4. completely; all the way. The bullet went right through his arm.
5. to the right. Turn right.
6. correctly. Have I done that right?; I don't think this sum is going to turn out right.
verb
1. to bring back to the correct, usually upright, position. The boat tipped over, but righted itself again.
2. to put an end to and make up for something wrong that has been done. He's like a medieval knight, going about the country looking for wrongs to right.
interjection
I understand; I'll do what you say etc. `I want you to type some letters for me.' `Right, I'll do them now.'
1. (of anger etc) justifiable. righteous indignation.
2. living a good moral life. a righteous man.
3. good; morally right. a righteous action.
ˈrighteousness noun
proper; correct; that ought to be or has a right to be something. He is the rightful king of this country.
It rightfully belongs to me, although she has it at the moment.
1. justly, justifiably; it is right, good or just that (something is the case). He was punished for his stupidity and rightly: Rightly or wrongly she refused to speak to him.
2. correctly; accurately. They rightly assumed that he would refuse to help.
ˈrightness noun
the state of being good or morally correct. They believe in the rightness of their cause.
righto, right-oh (raitˈou) interjection
right. Right-oh! I'll come now.
rights noun plural
the legal right given in return for a sum of money to produce eg a film from a book. He has sold the film rights of his new book to an American company.
right angle
an angle of ninety degrees, like any of the four angles in a square.
having a right angle. a right-angled triangle.
1. at the right; to the right of something else. the top right-hand drawer of my desk.
2. towards the right. a right-hand bend in the road.
(of people) using the right hand more easily than the left, eg for writing. The majority of people are right-handed.
right wing
the members of a political party who hold more traditional opinions. He's on the right wing of the Labour Party.
(ˌright-ˈwing) (having opinions which are) of this sort.
ˌright-ˈwinger noun
by right(s)
rightfully. By rights, I ought to be in charge of this department.
get/keep on the right side of
to make (someone) feel, or continue to feel, friendly or kind towards oneself. If you want a pay rise, you'd better get on the right side of the boss.
get right
to understand, do, say etc (something) correctly. Did I get the answer right?
go right
to happen as expected, wanted or intended; to be successful or without problems. Nothing ever goes right for him.
not in one's right mind, not (quite) right in the head
(slightly) mad. He can't be in his right mind – making incredible suggestions like that!
put right
1. to repair; to remove faults etc in (something). There is something wrong with this kettle – can you put it right?
2. to put an end to or change (something that is wrong). You've made a mistake in that sum – you'd better put it right.
3. to put (a watch, clock etc) to the correct time.
4. to correct (someone who has made a mistake). I thought the meeting was at 2.30, but he put me right.
5. to make healthy again. That medicine will soon put you right.
put/set to rights
to put back into the correct order, state etc. The room was in a dreadful mess, and it took us the whole day to set it to rights.
right away
immediately; at once.
right-hand man
a person's most trusted and useful assistant.
right now
immediately.
right of way
1. the right of the public to use a path that goes across private property.
2. (ˌright-of-ˈway – plural ˈrights-of-ˈway) a road or path over private land, along which the public have a right to walk.
3. the right of one car etc to move first eg when crossing a cross-roads, or going round a roundabout. It was your fault that our cars crashed – I had right of way.
serve right
to be the punishment deserved by. If you fall and hurt yourself, it'll serve you right for climbing up there when I told you not to.
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## right angle

pravý úhel ret vinkel suora kulma pravi kut 直角 직각 rät vinkel มุมฉาก góc vuông
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References in classic literature ?
The object at his feet resolved itself into a dead horse, and at a right angle across the animal's neck lay a dead man, face upward in the moonlight.
At about two-thirds of its length this gallery, at a right angle, joined another gallery following the course of the right wing.
She sat on a low stool at nearly a right angle with the two boys, watching first one and then the other; and Philip, looking off his book once toward the fire-place, caught the pair of questioning dark eyes fixed upon him.
The town of Concepcion was built in the usual Spanish fashion, with all the streets running at right angles to each other; one set ranging S.W.
For why should you praise, for example, the integrity of a Square who faithfully defends the interests of his client, when you ought in reality rather to admire the exact precision of his right angles? Or again, why blame a lying, thievish Isosceles when you ought rather to deplore the incurable inequality of his sides?
Two of the brothers led Pierre up to the altar, placed his feet at right angles, and bade him lie down, saying that he must prostrate himself at the Gates of the Temple.
That Space, as our mathematicians have it, is spoken of as having three dimensions, which one may call Length, Breadth, and Thickness, and is always definable by reference to three planes, each at right angles to the others.
The splendid creatures seemed more curious than fearful, making no effort to escape until Nobs was quite close to them; then they trotted slowly away, but at right angles.
The smoking-room projected at right angles from the wall of the house, in an oblong form--with a bow-window at the farther end, looking into the garden.
I tried and found by experiment that the tide kept sweeping us westward until I had laid her head due east, or just about right angles to the way we ought to go.
Of this nature are the maxims in geometry, that "the whole is greater than its part; things equal to the same are equal to one another; two straight lines cannot enclose a space; and all right angles are equal to each other." Of the same nature are these other maxims in ethics and politics, that there cannot be an effect without a cause; that the means ought to be proportioned to the end; that every power ought to be commensurate with its object; that there ought to be no limitation of a power destined to effect a purpose which is itself incapable of limitation.
The rows of trees, running at right angles, enabled him to see along only one narrow avenue at a time.

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