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for Angle of repose
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Repose \Re*pose"\, n. [F. repos. See Repose, v.]
1. A lying at rest; sleep; rest; quiet.
Shake off the golden slumber of repose. --Shak.
2. Rest of mind; tranquillity; freedom from uneasiness; also,
a composed manner or deportment.
3. (Poetic) A rest; a pause.
4. (Fine Arts) That harmony or moderation which affords rest
for the eye; -- opposed to the scattering and division of
a subject into too many unconnected parts, and also to
anything which is overstrained; as, a painting may want
Angle of repose (Physics), the inclination of a plane at
which a body placed on the plane would remain at rest, or
if in motion would roll or slide down with uniform
velocity; the angle at which the various kinds of earth
will stand when abandoned to themselves.
Syn: Rest; recumbency; reclination; ease; quiet; quietness;
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