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.

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Origin of angle of repose

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for angle of repose

angle of repose

noun

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