Arc vs Recipiangle - What's the difference?

arc | recipiangle |


As nouns the difference between arc and recipiangle

is that arc is (astronomy) that part of a circle which a heavenly body appears to pass through as it moves above and below the horizon while recipiangle is an instrument with two arms that are pivoted together at one end, and a graduated arc, used by military engineers for measuring and laying off angles of fortifications.

As a verb arc

is to move following a curved path.

arc

English

(wikipedia arc)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (astronomy) That part of a circle which a heavenly body appears to pass through as it moves above and below the horizon.
  • (geometry) A continuous part of the circumference of a circle (circular arc) or of an other curve.
  • A curve, in general.
  • A band contained within parallel curves, or something of that shape.
  • (electrics) A flow of current across an insulating medium; especially a hot, luminous discharge between either two electrodes or as lightning.
  • A story arc.
  • (mathematics) A continuous mapping from a real interval (typically [0, 1]) into a space.
  • (graph theory) A directed edge.
  • Synonyms

    * (curve) curve, swoop * (circular arc) circular arc, circle segment * (directed edge) arrow, directed edge

    Verb

  • To move following a curved path.
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  • To form an electrical arc.
  • Anagrams

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    recipiangle

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An instrument with two arms that are pivoted together at one end, and a graduated arc, used by military engineers for measuring and laying off angles of fortifications.


  • (Webster 1913)