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Definition of "acclivity" []

  • An upward slope, as of a hill. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "acclivity" in a sentence
  • "From the edge of the wood leading up the acclivity are the tracks of horses and wheels -- the wheels of cannon."
  • "On its acclivity, which is straight, houses are built, and those very thick and close to one another."
  • "It at length attained the summit of an acclivity of considerable length."