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dihedral

1. having or formed by two intersecting planes; two-sided
2. the figure formed by two intersecting planes
3. the upward inclination of an aircraft wing in relation to the lateral axis

dihedral

[dī′hē·drəl]
(aerospace engineering)
The upward or downward inclination of an airplane's wing or other supporting surface in respect to the horizontal; in some contexts, the upward inclination only.
(mathematics)
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Fiberglass-reinforced nylon blade with aggressive dihedral angle for easier pull through the water, Adjustable length for high and low seat positions, Fiberglass shaft, two-piece model.
Schein developed a way of measuring warpedness, called the dihedral angle discrepancy.
These angles formed between lines of the same faces referred to as dihedral angle discrepancies means that, according to Schein and Gayed, the shape is no longer a polyhedron.
Entry into the vehicle is by way of dihedral "butterfly" doors with flush door handles, that swing up high into the roof.
Finally, we consider the Cambrian lattice Ck associated with the dihedral group [D.
In short, AutoDock performs an automated docking of the ligand with user-specified dihedral flexibility within a protein rigid binding site.
At the first step of calculation, the conformational analysis of PFBT compound was done by fixing dihedral angles (between donor and acceptor part) scanned with 20" steps between [theta] = 0[degrees] and [theta] = 180[degrees].
As the notion of fatness (of simplices), essential to the geometric sampling scheme (see [48]), reduces, accounts for dihedral angles, and since on the real line we cannot impose such angles, the l-dimensional version of Theorem 1.
As always, the endscraper category is prominent and outnumbers the burin category which mostly comprises the dihedral forms.
The high-aspect ratio wings are bent upwards at the tips for a dihedral angle.
In Section 6 we compute the orbicycle index polynomial for the dihedral groups.