minus angle

minus angle

[′mī·nəs ′aŋ·gəl]
(engineering)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It has become common practice to assume that an angle with no + or--is a plus angle and just include--for minus angles. This is illustrated in Figure 7-43.
Latitudes north of the equation are call north or plus angles, and latitudes south of the equator are called south or minus angles.