acclivity

[ 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

1605–15; < Latin acclīvitās, equivalent to acclīv(is) steep (ac- ac- + -clīvis, adj. derivative of clīvus slope) + -itās -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM acclivity

ac·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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British Dictionary definitions for acclivitous

acclivity
/ (əˈklɪvɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

an upward slope, esp of the groundCompare declivity

Derived forms of acclivity

acclivitous or acclivous (əˈklaɪvəs), adjective

Word Origin for acclivity

C17: from Latin acclīvitās, from acclīvis sloping up, steep
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