1. Relating to an angle or to angles; having an angle or angles; forming an angle or corner; sharp-cornered; pointed; as, an angular figure.

2. Measured by an angle; as, angular distance.

3. Lean; lank; raw-boned; ungraceful; sharp and stiff in character; as, remarkably angular in his habits and appearance; an angular female. Angular aperture, Angular distance. See Aperture, Distance. Angular motion, the motion of a body about a fixed point or fixed axis, as of a planet or pendulum. It is equal to the angle passed over at the point or axis by a line drawn to the body. Angular point, the point at which the sides of the angle meet; the vertex. Angular velocity, the ratio of anuglar motion to the time employed in describing.

Origin: L. Angularis, fr. Angulus angle, corner. See Angle.

<anatomy> A bone in the base of the lower jaw of many birds, reptiles, and fishes.

(01 Mar 1998)