slope


slope
slope [n] slant, tilt abruptness, bank, bend, bevel, bias, cant, declination, declivity, deflection, descent, deviation, diagonal, downgrade, gradient, hill, inclination, incline, lean, leaning, obliqueness, obliquity, pitch, ramp, rise, rising ground, shelf, skew, steepness, swag, sway, tip; concepts 738,757 —Ant. evenness, level  slope [v] slant, tilt angle, ascend, bank, bevel, cant, descend, dip, drop, drop away, fall, heel, incline, lean, list, pitch, rake, recline, rise, shelve, skew, splay, tip; concepts 201,738 —Ant. even, level

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  • Slope — is used to describe the steepness, incline, gradient, or grade of a straight line. A higher slope value indicates a steeper incline. The slope is defined as the ratio of the rise divided by the run between two points on a line, or in other words …   Wikipedia

  • Slope — (eng.: Steigung) steht für Course Rating und Slope, Golfbegriff Dual Slope Verfahren, Funktionsprinzip eines ADUs Visual Approach Slope Indicator (VASI) optisches System für Piloten Slippery Slope Argument, rhetorischer Begriff Clapeyron Slope,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slope — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slope — Slope, a. Sloping. Down the slope hills. Milton. [1913 Webster] A bank not steep, but gently slope. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slope — [slōp] n. [ME < aslope, sloping (mistaken as a slope) < OE aslopen, pp. of aslupan, to slip away < slupan, to glide: see SLOOP] 1. a piece of ground that is not flat or level; rising or falling ground 2. any inclined line, surface,… …   English World dictionary

  • Slope — Slope, adv. In a sloping manner. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slope — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To depart; to disappear suddenly. [Slang] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slope — ► NOUN 1) a surface of which one end or side is at a higher level than another. 2) a part of the side of a hill or mountain, especially as a place for skiing. ► VERB 1) be inclined from a horizontal or vertical line; slant up or down. 2) informal …   English terms dictionary

  • slope — (v.) 1590s, from earlier adj. meaning slanting (c.1500), probably from M.E. aslope (adv.) on the incline (late 15c.), from O.E. *aslopen, pp. of aslupan to slip away, from a away + slupan to slip (see SLEEVE (Cf. sleeve)). The noun is first… …   Etymology dictionary


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