# Angular unit

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Throughout history, angles have been measured in many different units.wikipedia
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### Turn (angle)

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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.
An angular mode was suggested for the WP 43S as well, but the calculator instead implements (multiples of ) as mode and unit since 2019.

### 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.

### IEEE 754

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### Trigonometric functions

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The grade of a slope, or gradient is equal to the tangent of the angle, or sometimes (rarely) the sine.
For this purpose, any angular unit is convenient, and angles are most commonly measured in degrees.

### 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.

### 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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### HP-42S

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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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