# slope meaning

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WSlope

- In mathematics, the slope or gradient of a line is a number that describes both the direction and the steepness of the line. Slope is often denoted by the letter m.
- The direction of a line is either increasing, decreasing, horizontal or vertical.
- A line is increasing if it goes up from left to right. The slope is positive, i.e. .
- A line is decreasing if it goes down from left to right. The slope is negative, i.e. .
- If a line is horizontal the slope is zero. This is a constant function.
- If a line is vertical the slope is undefined (see below).

- NounPLslopes
- An area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward.
- I had to climb a small
**slope**to get to the site.

- I had to climb a small
- The degree to which a surface tends upward or downward.
- The road has a very sharp downward
**slope**at that point.

- The road has a very sharp downward
- (mathematics) The ratio of the vertical and horizontal distances between two points on a line; zero if the line is horizontal, undefined if it is vertical.
- The
**slope**of this line is 0.5

- The
- (mathematics) The slope of the line tangent to a curve at a given point.
- The
**slope**of a parabola increases linearly with x.

- The
- The angle a roof surface makes with the horizontal, expressed as a ratio of the units of vertical rise to the units of horizontal length (sometimes referred to as run).
- The
**slope**of an asphalt shingle roof system should be 4:12 or greater.

- The
- (vulgar, highly offensive, ethnic slur) A person of Chinese or other East Asian descent.

- An area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward.
- VerbSGslopesPRslopingPT, PPsloped
- VI To tend steadily upward or downward.
- The road
**slopes**sharply down at that point.

- The road
- VT To form with a slope; to give an oblique or slanting direction to; to incline or slant.
- to
**slope**the ground in a garden;   to**slope**a piece of cloth in cutting a garment

- to
- COL (usually followed by a preposition) To try to move surreptitiously.
- I
**sloped**in through the back door, hoping my boss wouldn't see me.

- I
- (military) To hold a rifle at a slope with forearm perpendicular to the body in front holding the butt, the rifle resting on the shoulder.
- The order was given to "slope arms".

- VI To tend steadily upward or downward.
- AdjectiveCOMmore slopeSUPmost slope
- OBS Sloping.

- OBS Sloping.
- AdverbCOMmore slopeSUPmost slope
- OBS slopingly.

- OBS slopingly.
- More Examples
- Used in the Middle of Sentence
- "The miners hurriedly prepared for winter as the termination dust settled on the
**slopes**above them." - During the winter, Mohawk Mountain Ski Area is a draw for those who like to hit the
**slopes**where snowmaking was pioneered back in 1949. - Where downhill skiers have
**slopes**illuminated by flood lamps to boost their vertical mileage, snowshoers and cross-country skiers rely on moonshine.

- "The miners hurriedly prepared for winter as the termination dust settled on the
- Used in the Ending of Sentence
- The local Lombarde has blasted upper
**slopes**, occasionally closed lifts and deposited windslab, potentially dangerous to off-piste skiers, on lee**slopes**. - Why don't you try getting your feet wet on the beginner
**slopes**. - The kick-step she'd used to make steps out of the play area, was necessary to keep from sliding while walking across a
**slope**.

- The local Lombarde has blasted upper

- Used in the Middle of Sentence

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