VISUAL ANGLE

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the angle subtended by a visual objective at the nodal point of the eye. The girth of an adult thumb at arm's length subtends nearly one-degree of visual angle, and there are 360-degrees of around the complete head.

VISUAL ANGLE: "The visual angle is broken into segments."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "VISUAL ANGLE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/visual-angle/ (accessed December 8, 2022).

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