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angle of repose

noun, Geology.
the maximum slope, measured in degrees from the horizontal, at which loose solid material will remain in place without sliding.
Compare angle of slide.
Origin of angle of repose
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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British Dictionary definitions for angle of repose

angle of repose

the maximum angle to the horizontal at which rocks, soil, etc, will remain without sliding
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