Associations to the word «Slope»


SLOPE, noun. An area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward.
SLOPE, noun. The degree to which a surface tends upward or downward.
SLOPE, noun. (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.
SLOPE, noun. (mathematics) The slope of the line tangent to a curve at a given point.
SLOPE, noun. 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).
SLOPE, noun. (vulgar) (highly offensive) (ethnic slur) A person of Chinese or other East Asian descent.
SLOPE, verb. (intransitive) To tend steadily upward or downward.
SLOPE, verb. (transitive) To form with a slope; to give an oblique or slanting direction to; to incline or slant.
SLOPE, verb. (colloquial) (usually followed by a preposition) To try to move surreptitiously.
SLOPE, verb. (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.
SLOPE, adjective. (obsolete) Sloping.
SLOPE, adverb. (obsolete) slopingly
SLOPE FIELD, noun. (mathematics) A field of plotted slopes of a differentiable function.
SLOPE FIELDS, noun. Plural of slope field
SLOPE OFF, verb. (informal) (intransitive) To depart quietly, without being noticed.

Dictionary definition

SLOPE, noun. An elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain".
SLOPE, noun. The property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal; "a five-degree gradient".
SLOPE, verb. Be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats