angle of contact

Definition of angle of contact

physics
: the angle between the meniscus and the containing walls of a column of liquid measured from the vertical wall below the surface of the liquid to the position of the tangent to the meniscus at its point of contact with the wall

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1805, in the meaning defined above

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“Angle of contact.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angle%20of%20contact. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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