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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·cip·i·tous a.
 1. Steep, like a precipice; as, a precipitous cliff or mountain.
 2. Headlong; as, precipitous fall.
 3. Hasty; rash; quick; sudden; precipitate; as, precipitous attempts. --Sir T. Browne. “Marian's low, precipitous ‘Hush!'”
 -- Pre*cip*i*tous*ly, adv. -- Pre*cip*i*tous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the property possessed by a slope that is very steep [syn: abruptness,
           steepness] [ant: gradualness]