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slope /ˈslop/

傾斜,斜坡,斜率,掮槍的姿勢(vt.)使傾斜,弄斜,掮(vi.)傾斜,逃走;[美俚][貶]東方人(尤指越南人)

From: Network Terminology

slope

斜率

Slope n.

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. Ver.).*

3. The part of a continent descending toward, and draining to, a particular ocean; as, the Pacific slope.

Note: ☞ A __slope__, considered as __descending__, is a __declivity__; considered as __ascending__, an __acclivity__.

**Slope of a plane** Geom., the direction of the plane; as, parallel planes have the same slope.

Slope, a. Sloping. *“Down the slope hills.”*

Slope, adv. In a sloping manner. [Obs.]

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 cutting a garment.

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.

2. To depart; to disappear suddenly. [Slang]

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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

slope

n 1: an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep

slope"; "the house was built on the side of the

mountain" [syn: incline, side]

2: the property possessed by a line or surface that departs

from the horizontal; "a five-degree gradient" [syn: gradient]

v : be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down" [syn: incline, pitch]