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Slope Meaning & Definition
Slope Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Slope?

[n] the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal; "a five-degree gradient"
[n] an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of the mountain"
[v] be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Slope: gradient | incline | incline | pitch | side

Related Terms | Find terms related to Slope:

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Slope In Webster's Dictionary

\Slope\, n. The part of a continent descending toward, and draining to, a particular ocean; as, the Pacific slope.
\Slope\, n. [Formed (like abode fr. abide) from OE. slipen. See {Slip}, v. i.] 1. An oblique direction; a line or direction including from a horizontal line or direction; also, sometimes, an inclination, as of one line or surface to another. 2. Any ground whose surface forms an angle with the plane of the horizon. buildings the summit and slope of a hill. --Macaulay. Under the slopes of Pisgah. --Deut. iv. 49. (Rev. Ver.). Note: A slope, considered as descending, is a declivity; considered as ascending, an acclivity. {Slope of a plane} (Geom.), the direction of the plane; as, parallel planes have the same slope.
\Slope\, a. Sloping. ``Down the slope hills.'' --Milton. A bank not steep, but gently slope. --Bacon.
\Slope\, adv. In a sloping manner. [Obs.] --Milton.
\Slope\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sloped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sloping}.] To form with a slope; to give an oblique or slanting direction to; to direct obliquely; to incline; to slant; as, to slope the ground in a garden; to slope a piece of cloth in cutting a garment.
\Slope\, v. i. 1. To take an oblique direction; to be at an angle with the plane of the horizon; to incline; as, the ground slopes. 2. To depart; to disappear suddenly. [Slang]

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