the ratio of the angle subtended at the eye by the image formed by an optical instrument to the angle subtended at the eye by the object being viewed.
(physics) the ratio of the angle subtended at the eye by an image formed by an optical instrument to the angle subtended at the unaided eye by the object
- Angular measure
the units used to measure angles. Compare 1 (def 1c). the number of such units in a given angle. Historical Examples Our mode of computing time, and our angular measure, are the only relics of this obsolete system. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5 Various It also shows at the bottom, the angular […]
- Angular momentum
the product of the moment of inertia of a body about an axis and its angular velocity with respect to the same axis. Historical Examples angular momentum one point one times ten to the twenty-first gram centimeters squared per second. Thin Edge Gordon Randall Garrett On this basis we can predicate the principles of linear […]
- Angular stomatitis
angular stomatitis angular stomatitis n. Inflammation at the corners of the mouth, associated with a wrinkled or fissured epithelium that does not involve the mucosa.
- Angular vein
angular vein angular vein n. A short vein at the anterior angle of the eye socket, formed by the supraorbital and supratrochlear veins and continuing as the facial vein. Historical Examples This tubercle is a certain index to the angular vein, which is placed below. Sheep, Swine, and Poultry Robert Jennings