angle at (something)

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angle at (something)

To plan or scheme to get or achieve something; to try to get something in an indirect or roundabout way. (Usually used in the continuous tense.) We've been angling at securing a contract with a major development company from the Middle East for the last few months. What exactly are you angling at? If it's a pay raise, you can just forget about it.
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The most important factors are: the weight of the ball, the speed at which the ball is launched by the player and the angle at which it is launched.
Thus BC is opposite the angle [angle]BAC, and so later on in your mathematics courses the side BC is replaced by the symbol a to show that it is opposite the angle at A.
Scheideman et al19 and Fitzgerald et al14 conducted longitudinal studies and reported a normal mean nasolabial angle at 111.
The goal angle [theta] is then the angle at the circumference of the circle subtended by the goalmouth chord AB.
Let us calculate the angle at A= (cos([phi]/2), -sin([phi]/2),0) under the case that z[is greater than or equal to]0.
The grind angle at the extreme tip of the blade and the width (thickness) of the blade portion that actually projects into a moving web require consideration.
When the assistant principal held the angle at the vertex, the students saw the letter V.
Hysteresis is also observed on this same Bi-2223 specimen with the magnetic-field angle at 0[degrees], as shown in Fig.
These startling conclusions arise out of new calculations revealing that the chaotic wobbles of a planet's orbit around the sun can have a strong influence on the angle at which the planet's spin axis is tilted with respect to the plane of its orbit.
The normal force exceeds the parallel force for the 5-degree clearance angle at approximately 22,000 inches length of cut.
The amount of spreading is controlled by two factors: the wrap or angle at which the web enters onto the roller, and the angular displacement of the end caps.