- an upward slope, as of ground; an ascent (opposed to declivity).
Origin of acclivity
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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
- an upward slope, esp of the groundCompare declivity
Word Origin for acclivity
C17: from Latin acclīvitās, from acclīvis sloping up, steep
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