Definition:Obtuse Angle

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An obtuse angle is an angle which has a measurement between those of a right angle and a straight angle.

In the words of Euclid:

An obtuse angle is an angle greater than a right angle.

(The Elements: Book $\text{I}$: Definition $11$)

Note that Euclid did not consider the concept of reflex angles.

Measurement of Obtuse Angle

An obtuse angle measures $\theta$, where:

$90 \degrees < \theta < 180 \degrees$


$\dfrac \pi 2 < \theta < \pi$