anhedral


anhedral
n. & adj. Aeron.
—n. the angle between wing and horizontal when the wing is inclined downwards.
—adj. of or having an anhedral.
Etymology: AN-(1) + -hedral (see -HEDRON)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • anhedral — /an hee dreuhl/, adj. Petrog. xenomorphic (def. 1). [1895 1900; AN 1 + HEDRAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • anhedral — 1. adjective Lacking sharp, recognisable crystal faces. Ant: euhedral 2. noun the downward slope of an aircraft’s …   Wiktionary

  • anhedral — n. angle at which the main planes of an airplane are tilted downwards to the lateral axis adj. xenomorphic, of or pertaining to a mineral grain that does not have its typical crystalline form but has a form stamped on it by grains that surround… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anhedral — The negative angle between the lateral axis of an airplane and a line passing through the center of a wing or horizontal stabilizer. Also referred to as negative dihedral …   Aviation dictionary

  • anhedral — [an hi:dr(ə)l, hɛd ] adjective chiefly Geology (of a crystal) having no plane faces. noun Aeronautics downward inclination of an aircraft s wing. Origin C19: from an 1 + hedral (see hedron) …   English new terms dictionary

  • anhedral — an·he·dral …   English syllables

  • anhedral — /ænˈhidrəl/ (say an heedruhl) adjective (of an aircraft) having the wings sloping downwards, so that the wingtip is lower than the level where the wing joins the fuselage. Compare dihedral (def. 3). {an 1 + Greek hedr(a) base + al1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • anhedral —   n. denoting the angle at which the main planes of an aircraft are inclined downwards to the lateral axis …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Dihedral (aircraft) — For other uses, see Dihedral. The upward tilt of the wings and tailplane of an aircraft, as seen on this Boeing 737, is called dihedral angle Dihedral angle is the upward angle from horizontal of the wings or tailplane of a fixed wing aircraft.… …   Wikipedia

  • Wing configuration — For aircraft configurations in general, including fuselage, tail and powerplant configuration, see Aircraft. For rotary winged aircraft types, see Rotorcraft. For direct lift and compound or hybrid types, see Powered lift. Fixed wing aircraft,… …   Wikipedia


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