360 degrees vs 180 degrees : Common Errors in English

About 360 degrees vs 180 degrees

When you turn 360 degrees you’ve completed a circle and are back where you started. So if you want to describe a position that’s diametrically opposed to another, the expression you want is not “360 degrees away” but “180 degrees away.”

360 degrees in News

  • I Wonder Why CCP Brought Their Oculus Rift Dogfighting Game 'EVR' to E3

    by Joseph Leray "EVE-VR" is an Oculus Rift-supported multiplayer spaceship dogfighting game developed by a group of artists and programmers at CCP Games, which is more famous for MMOs like "EVE Online" and "Dust 514." As the trailer above illustrates (sort of), the hook is that the Rift headset renders everything in a full 360 degrees, [...]
    on June 14, 2013 Source: MTV

180 degrees in News

  • Reverse, replace Affordable Care Act

    It seems after voting for the Affordable Care Act, members of Congress are beginning to see its all too obvious flaws. Many promises made to grease the skids to get it passed in the light of the day, and the reading of the bill are untrue and in some cases 180 degrees away from reality.
    on June 17, 2013 Source: The Journal News

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