angle of departure


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angle of departure

[′aŋ·gəl əv di′pär·chər]
(aerospace engineering)
The vertical angle, at the origin, between the line of site and the line of departure.
(civil engineering)
The maximum angle of an incline from which a vehicle can move onto a horizontal plane without interference, such as from rear bumpers.
(electronics)