What Does Obtuse Mean?


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Arun Raj Profile
Arun Raj answered
Obtuse means "lack of intelligence or being slow in learning." For example, the chapter on political science has proved to be too obtuse for me.

The word has a lot of relevance in the world of geometry. An obtuse angle or an obtuse angled-triangle refers to a geometric construction which measures between 90 degrees and 180 degrees. For instance, an angle which measure 120 degrees is an obtuse angle.

Obtuse also means blunt or not sharpened at the tip. For instance, the shape of a leaf which is slightly rounded at the apex is obtuse in form. Lack of decision power or the inability to judge a thing or person is also called obtuse.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Its means when a angle is past 90 degrees
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Blunt or not sharpened on the tip
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The Dragon answered
Obtuse in geometry means an angle whose measure is greater than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees.

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