Wording Question Regarding Angles

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[SOLVED] Wording Question Regarding Angles

If it says "to the horizontal", such as 30 degrees to the horizontal, would the angle be measured from Y or X? I measured it from the horizontal, but reading it over, it sounds like it's measured towards the horizontal, so I was thinking it may be from the vertical.

Thank you very much!
 

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cristo
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"30 degrees to the horizontal" means that the angle between the "thing" and the horizontal is 30 degrees.
 
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That's what I initially had, but I always want to read too much into it lol. Thanks for the clarification!
 
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No worries!
 

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