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for Exterior angle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Exterior \Ex*te"ri*or\, a. [L. exterior, compar. of exter or
exterus on the outside, outward, foreign, strange, a compar.
fr. ex: cf. F. ext['e]rieur. See Ex-, and cf. Extreme,
1. External; outward; pertaining to that which is external;
-- opposed to interior; as, the exterior part of a
Sith nor the exterior nor the inward man
Resemble that it was. --Shak.
2. External; on the outside; without the limits of;
extrinsic; as, an object exterior to a man, opposed to
what is within, or in his mind.
Without exterior help sustained. --Milton.
3. Relating to foreign nations; foreign; as, the exterior
relations of a state or kingdom.
Exterior angle (Geom.), the angle included between any side
of a triangle or polygon and the prolongation of the
adjacent side; also, an angle included between a line
crossing two parallel lines and either of the latter on
Exterior side (Fort.), the side of the polygon upon which a
front of fortification is formed. --Wilhelm.
Note: See Illust. of Ravelin.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the supplement of an interior angle of a polygon [syn:
exterior angle, external angle]
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