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Word definitions for radian in dictionaries
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Radian \Ra"di*an\ (r[=a]"d[i^]*an), n. [From Radius .] (Math.) An arc of a circle which is equal to the radius, or the angle measured by such an arc.
Word definitions in Wikipedia
The radian is the standard unit of angular measure, used in many areas of mathematics . The length of an arc of a unit circle is numerically equal to the measurement in radians of the angle that it subtends; one radian is just under 57.3 degrees (when the ...
Word definitions in WordNet
n. the unit of plane angle adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to the angle at the center of a circle subtended by an arc equal in length to the radius (approximately 57.295 degrees) [syn: rad ]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"angle subtended at the center of a circle by an arc equal in length to the radius," 1879, from radius .
Usage examples of radian.
She was the best ship he had ever flown, a cruiser built for battle, quick and responsive to the tack of her ambient-light sails and the tightening and loosening of her radian draws.
Twin sets of diapson crystals converted to raw energy the light funneled from the collector sails through the radian draws.
Rover crew scramble up the masts, lofting the sails and fastening the radian draws in place.
Only a handful of shipwrights understood the mechanics of ambient-light sails, radian draws, and diapson crystals well enough to build the vessels that could utilize them.
Hawken relayed the instructions to the men stationed at the front and rear parse tubes, where the crystals were fed light from the radian draws.
Alt Mer spun the wheel that guided the rudders off the parse tubes and fed power down the radian draws to the crystals in steadily increasing increments.
Alt Mer hooded the diapson crystals in response, slowing the power fed by the radian draws, giving the ship over to the wind.
Long, jagged-edge pikes and grappling hooks attached to throwing ropes were used to draw an enemy ship close enough to tear apart her sails or sever her radian draws.
A burning brand, its captainless crew was desperately trying to tie off the radian draws before power to the crystals spilled her sideways.
The mast snapped as if caught in a high wind and toppled to the deck, bringing down sails and radian draws alike.
A cluster of ships lay anchored at the north end of the cove, sleek and dark against the silvery waters, and by the glint of radian draws and the odd slant of light sheaths furled and waiting for release, Walker recognized them as airships.
As a result, they were still aboard when the warning was given, light sheaths yet unfurled, radian draws in place, and the anchor barely down.
Light energy gathered by the sheaths was relayed by lines called radian draws.
Later, he would operate the controls and rudders, drawing down power from the light sheaths or unhooding the crystals or tightening the radian draws.
He was given a chance to try his hand at almost everything, from polishing the diapson crystals to threading the radian draws.