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# Angular displacement

the amount of rotation of a point, line, or body in a specified direction about an axis.
Historical Examples

There may be an angular displacement—for example, in greenstick fracture.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles

It is common to find an angular displacement of both bones to the radial or to the ulnar side.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles

The chief and most frequent cause of permanent disability after fracture is angular displacement.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles

I should make one comment here relative to the angular displacement of the targets.
Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

noun
(physics) the angle through which a point, line, or body is rotated about a specific axis in a given direction
angular displacement
The distance an object moves when following a circular path. It is represented by the length of the arc of a circle drawn to represent the motion of the object about a fixed point.

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