complementary angle


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complementary angle

[‚käm·plə′men·trē ′aŋ·gəl]
(mathematics)
One of a pair of angles whose sum is 90°.
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Belts made of thermoset materials--including rubber, neoprene, Buna-N and some urethanes, which don't flow under heat--usually are made endless with a "step splice," in which both belt ends are cut into steps at complementary angles, typically diagonal to the belt length, which overlay each other when the belt ends are drawn together.
The last two chapters explore this refashioning from complementary angles.

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