[ uh-kliv-i-tee ]
/ əˈklɪv ɪ ti /
noun, plural ac·cliv·i·ties.
an upward slope, as of ground; an ascent (opposed to declivity).
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Origin of acclivity
OTHER WORDS FROM acclivityac·cliv·i·tous, ac·cli·vous [uh-klahy-vuh s] /əˈklaɪ vəs/, adjectiveun·ac·cliv·i·tous, adjectiveun·ac·cliv·i·tous·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for acclivitous
Herds of agile creatures like antelopes were seen in the moon, "abounding in the acclivitous glades of the woods."
Then herds of agile creatures like antelopes are described, 'abounding on the acclivitous glades of the woods.'Myths and Marvels of Astronomy|Richard A. Proctor
British Dictionary definitions for acclivitous
/ (əˈklɪvɪtɪ) /
noun plural -ties
an upward slope, esp of the groundCompare declivity
Derived forms of acclivityacclivitous or acclivous (əˈklaɪvəs), adjective
Word Origin for acclivity
C17: from Latin acclīvitās, from acclīvis sloping up, steep
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