; plural Declivities
. [ Latin declivitas
, from declivis
sloping, downhill; de
a slope, a hill; akin to clinare
to incline: confer French déclivité
. See Decline
Deviation from a horizontal
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• (n.) Deviation from a horizontal line; gradual descent of surface; inclination downward; slope; -- opposed to acclivity, or ascent; the same slope, considered as descending, being a declivity, which, considered as ascending, is an acclivity. • (n.) A descending surface; a sloping place.
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declivity 1. A downward slope or bend. 2. A surface; especially, a piece of land, that slopes downward. 3. A downward inclination; especially, of a piece of land.
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Found on http://www.grainscanada.gc.ca/storage-entrepose/keys-cles/git-lti-eng.htm
A term used to describe the descending distal slope of beetle forewings. For example, Ips beetles have spines on their elytral declivity, while Dendroctonus species have a rounded elytral declivity.
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