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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·clined p. p. & a.
 1. Having a leaning or tendency towards, or away from, a thing; disposed or moved by wish, desire, or judgment; as, a man inclined to virtue. “Each pensively inclined.”
 2. Math. Making an angle with some line or plane; -- said of a line or plane.
 3. Bot. Bent out of a perpendicular position, or into a curve with the convex side uppermost.
 Inclined plane. Mech. (a) A plane that makes an oblique angle with the plane of the horizon; a sloping plane. When used to produce pressure, or as a means of moving bodies, it is one of the mechanical powers, so called. (b) Railroad & Canal An inclined portion of track, on which trains or boats are raised or lowered from one level to another.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 inclined plane
      n : a simple machine for elevating objects; consists of plane
          surface that makes an acute angle with the horizontal