slope

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 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,… …

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  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 Slope — Slope, adv. In a sloping manner. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 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

  • 9 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 …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 slope — vb *slant, incline, lean Analogous words: deviate, diverge, veer, *swerve …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 slope — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ precipitous (formal), steep ▪ gentle, gradual, slight ▪ long, short …

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  • 14 SLOPE/W — Infobox Software name = SLOPE/W caption = SLOPE/W author = developer = released = latest release version = 2007 latest release date = latest preview version = latest preview date = operating system = Microsoft Windows platform = language =… …

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  • 15 slope — [[t]slo͟ʊp[/t]] slopes, sloping, sloped 1) N COUNT: usu with supp A slope is the side of a mountain, hill, or valley. Saint Christo is perched on a mountain slope. ...the lower slopes of the Himalayas. 2) N COUNT: usu sing A slope is a surface… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 slope — slopingly, adv. slopingness, n. /slohp/, v., sloped, sloping, n. v.i. 1. to have or take an inclined or oblique direction or angle considered with reference to a vertical or horizontal plane; slant. 2. to move at an inclination or obliquely: They …

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  • 17 slope — 01. The village is located on the [slope] of a mountain in Switzerland. 02. My family s favorite ski [slope] at Mount Washington is called Linton s Loop. 03. The river bank [slopes] sharply down to the water, and can be a little dangerous. 04.… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18 slope — I UK [sləʊp] / US [sloʊp] noun [countable] Word forms slope : singular slope plural slopes ** 1) a) a straight surface that has one end higher than the other At the end of the garden there is a steep slope. b) the angle of this kind of surface a… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 slope — slope1 W3 [sləup US sloup] n 1.) a piece of ground or a surface that slopes ▪ a steep slope ▪ a gentle (=not steep) slope ▪ She looked back up the grassy slope. 2.) an area of steep ground covered with snow that people ↑ski down ▪ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 slope — slope1 [ sloup ] noun count ** 1. ) a straight surface that has one end higher than the other: At the end of the garden there is a steep slope. a ) the angle of this kind of surface: a slope of 45 degrees 2. ) the side of a hill or mountain:… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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