# alternate angles

alternate angles
Geom.
two nonadjacent angles made by the crossing of two lines by a third line, both angles being either interior or exterior, and being on opposite sides of the third line.
[1650-60]

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alˌternate ˈangles 7 [alternate angles] (also ˈZ angles) plural (geometry)
equal angles formed on opposite sides of a line that crosses two parallel lines, in the position of the inner angles of a Z
See also:Z angles

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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• Alternate angles — Alternate Al*ter nate (?; 277), a. [L. alternatus, p. p. of alternate, fr. alternus. See {Altern}, {Alter}.] 1. Being or succeeding by turns; one following the other in succession of time or place; by turns first one and then the other; hence,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• alternate angles — n. Geom. a pair of nonadjacent angles, one on each side of a transversal, that are both interior or both exterior: these paired angles are equal if the lines cut by the transversal are parallel …   English World dictionary

• alternate angles — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ two equal angles formed on opposite side of a line crossing two parallel lines …   English terms dictionary

• Alternate angles — Angle An gle ([a^][ng] g l), n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. agky los bent, crooked, angular, a gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish hook, G. angel, and F. anchor.] 1. The inclosed space near the point where …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• alternate angles — noun the internal angles made by two (parallel) lines with a third, on opposite sides of it. If the parallels AB, CD, are cut by the line EF, intersecting at points G and H, then the angles AGH, GHD, are called alternate angles (as also are the… …   Wiktionary

• alternate angles — Geom. two nonadjacent angles made by the crossing of two lines by a third line, both angles being either interior or exterior, and being on opposite sides of the third line. [1650 60] * * * …   Universalium

• alternate angles — plural noun Mathematics two equal angles formed when a line crosses two parallel lines, lying on opposite sides of the transversal line and on opposite relative sides of the other lines …   English new terms dictionary

• Alternate — Al*ter nate (?; 277), a. [L. alternatus, p. p. of alternate, fr. alternus. See {Altern}, {Alter}.] 1. Being or succeeding by turns; one following the other in succession of time or place; by turns first one and then the other; hence, reciprocal.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Alternate alligation — Alternate Al*ter nate (?; 277), a. [L. alternatus, p. p. of alternate, fr. alternus. See {Altern}, {Alter}.] 1. Being or succeeding by turns; one following the other in succession of time or place; by turns first one and then the other; hence,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Alternate generation — Alternate Al*ter nate (?; 277), a. [L. alternatus, p. p. of alternate, fr. alternus. See {Altern}, {Alter}.] 1. Being or succeeding by turns; one following the other in succession of time or place; by turns first one and then the other; hence,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English