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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An instrument used in geometry for drawing and measuring angles.

Usage examples (40)
  • Math students will use the protractor to measure the angles of the parallelogram.
  • That is, hold the protractor, which is "D" shaped, in the same orientation as the letter "D".
  • Kelly allegedly pulled out the instrument, described as a protractor or compass, and tried to stab the victim.
  • -- As all angles are not obtainable by the square or bevel, a protractor is a most desirable addition to the stock of tools. for more
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