4. That harmony or moderation which affords rest for the eue; 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 repose.
<physics> Angle of repose, the inclination of a plane at which a body placed on the plane would remain at rest, or if in motion would roll or side down with uniform velocity; the angle at which the various kinds of earth will stand when abandoned to themselves.
Origin: F. Repos. See Repose.
(01 Mar 1998)
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