### slope

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

Rising or falling natural (or created) incline of the ground. The term is generally used to refer to the hill and not the trail.

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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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