# Are angles bigger than right angles?

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**Angles**larger

**than**a

**right angle**and

**smaller than**a straight

**angle**(between 90° and 180°) are called

**obtuse angles**("

**obtuse**" meaning "blunt"). An

**angle**equal to 12 turn (180°

**or**π radians) is called a straight

**angle**.

Accordingly, which angles are larger than a right angle?

As the Angle Increases, the Name Changes:

Type of Angle | Description |
---|---|

Acute Angle | is less than 90° |

Right Angle | is 90° exactly |

Obtuse Angle | is greater than 90° but less than 180° |

Straight Angle | is 180° exactly |

**angle**whose measure is

**greater**than 180° and less than 360° Try this Adjust the

**angle**below by dragging an orange dot and see how the

**angle**∠ABC behaves. Note that it is a reflex

**angle**only when it is between 180° and a full circle.

Similarly, it is asked, what is an angle greater than 90 degrees called?

An **angle** that is exactly **90 degrees** is **called** a right **angle**. **Angles greater than 90 degrees** and less **than** 180 **degrees** are **called** obtuse **angles**.

**Types of Angles - Acute, Right, Obtuse, Straight and Reflex**

- Acute angle.
- Right angle.
- Obtuse angle.
- Straight angle.
- Reflex angle.