# Angular unit

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Throughout history, angles have been measured in many different units.wikipedia
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### Minute and second of arc

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Subdivisions of the degree are minute (symbol ', 1' = 1/60°) and second {symbol ", 1" = 1/3600°}.
A minute of arc, arcminute (arcmin), arc minute, or minute arc is a unit of angular measurement equal to 1⁄60 of one degree.

### Shot grouping

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Often that measurement is converted into angular measurements, such as milliradians (mils) or minutes of angle (MOAs), which expresses the size of shot spreads regardless of the target distance.

### Red dot sight

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Red dot sight reticle sizes are measured in milliradians (mrad or mil) and minutes of angle (moa), which both are angular measurements, making them handy units to use in ballistics.

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### Measure (mathematics)

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Throughout history, angles have been measured in many different units.

### Degree (angle)

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The most contemporary units are the degree and radian (rad), but many others have been used throughout history.

The most contemporary units are the degree and radian (rad), but many others have been used throughout history.

### History of mathematics

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The most contemporary units are the degree and radian (rad), but many others have been used throughout history.

### Turn (geometry)

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In some contexts, such as identifying a point on a circle or describing the orientation of an object in two dimensions relative to a reference orientation, angles that differ by an exact multiple of a full turn are effectively equivalent.

### Spiral

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In other contexts, such as identifying a point on a spiral curve or describing the cumulative rotation of an object in two dimensions relative to a reference orientation, angles that differ by a non-zero multiple of a full turn are not equivalent.

### Theta

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In order to measure an angle θ, a circular arc centered at the vertex of the angle is drawn, e.g. with a pair of compasses.

### Arc (geometry)

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In order to measure an angle θ, a circular arc centered at the vertex of the angle is drawn, e.g. with a pair of compasses.

### Compass (drawing tool)

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In order to measure an angle θ, a circular arc centered at the vertex of the angle is drawn, e.g. with a pair of compasses.

### Circumference

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One turn, for which θ = n units, corresponds to an arc equal in length to the circle's circumference, which is 2

### Unit of measurement

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Throughout history, angles have been measured in many different units.

### International System of Units

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The radian is the derived quantity of angular measurement in the SI system.

### Dimensionless quantity

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By definition, it is dimensionless, though it may be specified as rad to avoid ambiguity.

### Degree symbol

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Angles measured in degrees, are shown with the symbol °.

### Mathematical constant

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### Right angle

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### Euclid's Elements

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### Babylonia

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### Sexagesimal

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### Eratosthenes

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