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Solid angle   /sˈɑləd ˈæŋgəl/   Listen
Solid angle

An angle formed by three or more planes intersecting at a common point (the vertex).

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"Solid angle" Quotes from Famous Books

... be imagined to have its faces and angles arranged in a definite way around one of these systems of axes. A cube, for instance, is referred to Plan 1, an axis ending in the center of each face; while in a regular octohedron an axis ends in each solid angle. These forms are shown in Fig. 46. It will be seen that both of these figures belong to the same system, though they are very different in appearance. In the same way, many geometric forms may be derived from each of the ...
— An Elementary Study of Chemistry • William McPherson

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