Central Angle

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central angle

[′sen·trəl ′aŋ·gəl]
In a circle, an angle whose sides are radii of the circle.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Central Angle


an angle formed by two radii of a circle. In Figure 1 angle AOB is a central angle. The number of degrees in

Figure 1

a central angle is equal to the number of degrees in the intercepted arc.

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whose central angle has the same measure as its included arc,

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