radian


radian

noun Mathematics.

  1. the measure of a central angle subtending an arc equal in length to the radius: equal to 57.2958°. Abbreviation: rad

noun

  1. an SI unit of plane angle; the angle between two radii of a circle that cut off on the circumference an arc equal in length to the radius. 1 radian is equivalent to 57.296 degrees and π/2 radians equals a right angleSymbol: rad
n.

“angle subtended at the center of a circle by an arc equal in length to the radius,” 1879, from radius.

n.

  1. A unit of angular measure equal to the angle subtended at the center of a circle by an arc equal in length to the radius of the circle.

  1. A supplementary unit of the International System used in angular measure. One radian is equal to the angle subtended at the center of a circle by an arc equal in length to the radius of the circle, approximately 57°17′44.6″.

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