Etymology
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angular (adj.)

1590s, "having an angle or angles, pointy," from Latin angularis "having corners or angles," from angulus "angle, corner" (see angle (n.)). Earlier in an astrological sense, "occupying a cardinal point of the zodiac" (late 14c.). Angulous "having many corners" is from mid-15c. Angular as "measured by an angle" is from 1670s, hence angular motion "motion of a body which moves around a fixed point."

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Definitions of angular

angular (adj.)
measured by an angle or by the rate of change of an angle;
angular momentum
angular (adj.)
having angles or an angular shape;
Synonyms: angulate
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