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Definition of "slope" []

  • To diverge from the vertical or horizontal; incline: a roof that slopes. See Synonyms at slant. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move on a slant; ascend or descend: sloped down the trail. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to slope: sloped the path down the bank. (verb-transitive)
  • An inclined line, surface, plane, position, or direction. (noun)
  • A stretch of ground forming a natural or artificial incline: ski slopes. (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 "slope" in a sentence
  • "For the path on the Candiarei side has been lately swept away by a torrent of snow and water from the Marmolata, and the whole mountain slope is here one mass of soft red mud, more slippery than ice, full of pits and fissures, and very difficult."
  • "(And the latter is estimated as a function of the term slope, stock prices, credit spreads, bank lending conditions, oil prices, and the unemployment rate)."
  • "The probability is estimated as a function of the term slope of interest rates, stock prices, payroll employment, personal income, and industrial production."