acclivity
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ə.ˈklɪv.ə.ti/
Noun

acclivity (plural acclivities)

  1. (geomorphology) A slope or inclination of the earth, as the side of a hill, considered as ascending, in opposition to declivity, or descending; an upward slope; ascent.
    • 1912 January, Zane Grey, chapter 8, in Riders of the Purple Sage: A Novel, New York, N.Y.; London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, OCLC 6868219 ↗:
      Just below it leaned a tottering crag that would have toppled, starting an avalanche on an acclivity where no sliding mass could stop.
Translations
  • Portuguese: aclividade



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