### slope

- an elevated geological formation
- the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal

A steep-sloping bottom extending seaward from the edge of the continental shelf and downward toward the rise

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The degree of inclination to the horizontal. Usually expressed as a ratio, such as 1:25, indicating one unit rise in 25 units of horizontal distance; or in a decimal fraction (0.04). Also called GRADIENT.

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[

*n]* - an elevated geological formation 2. [v] - be at an angle

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Also called the gradient. The rate of increase in the vertical-axis variable for a unit change in the horizontal-axis variable.

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The measure of the tilt of a line, the rise over run or how much the line moves up for every movement to the right.For a straight line in the plane, the slope is the tangent of the angle it forms with the positive X axis. For a curve the slope is the slope of the tangent line. If the slope is constant a line is straight.

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Incline or pitch of roof surface.

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**Slope** * noun* [ Formed (like

* abode* from

* abide* ) from Middle English

* slipen* . See

__ Slip__ ,

* intransitive verb * ]

** 1.** An oblique direction; a line or direction including from a horizontal line or direction; also, sometimes, an inclination, as of one l...

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**Slope** * adjective* Sloping. 'Down the

* slope* hills.'

* Milton.* « A bank not steep, but gently

* slope* .»

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**Slope** * adverb * In a sloping manner. [ Obsolete]

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**Slope** * transitive verb* [

* imperfect & past participle * __ Sloped__ ;

* present participle & verbal noun * __ 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 ...

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**Slope** * intransitive verb* ** 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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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. Ve...

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incline *noun* an elevated geological formation; `he climbed the steep slope`; `the house was built on the side of a mountain`

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*noun* the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal; `a five-degree gradient`

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• (n.) The part of a continent descending toward, and draining to, a particular ocean; as, the Pacific slope. • (v. i.) To depart; to disappear suddenly. • (v. i.) To take an oblique direction; to be at an angle with the plane of the horizon; to incline; as, the ground slopes. • (v. i.) Any ground whose surface forms an angle wi...

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(from the article `tangent`) in geometry, straight line (or smooth curve) that touches a given curve at one point; at that point the slope of the curve is equal to that of the ... [3 related articles]

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Primary inclined opening, connection the surface with the underground workings.

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- The incline angle of a roof surface, given as a ratio of the rise (in inches) to the run (in feet). See also pitch.

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The degree of roof incline expressed as the ratio of the rise, in inches, to the run, in feet.

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The angle or inclination a structural member makes with reference to a horizontal position expressed in inches of vertical rise per 12 inches of horizontal run, i.e. 3/12.

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The slope of a line is the steepness of the line. It is measured as the change in Y associated with a change of one unit on X. The following graph shows a line with a slope of .5. A change of 1 on the X axis is associated with a change of .5 on the Y axis. For example, as X changes from 2 to 3, Y changes from 3.5 to 4. Lines with positive slopes go...

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'Rise over run.' For a straight line in the plane, the slope is the tangent of the angle it forms with the positive x-axis. For a curve, the slope is, by definition, the slope of the tangent line. Therefore, if the slope is constant a line is straight.

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Slope is slang for to depart; to disappear suddenly.

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Type: Term Pronunciation: slōp Definitions: 1. An inclination or slant.

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