noun, plural ac·cliv·i·ties.
Origin of acclivity
Examples from the Web for acclivity
It is always much less dangerous to mount an acclivity than to go down it.The Sea Lions|James Fenimore Cooper
The traveller then threads his way up the acclivity, amidst stupendous masses of rock, until he reaches the lofty ridge.
The young man sprang up the acclivity with the rapidity of the wind, and disappeared behind the walls of the castle.The Headsman|James Fenimore Cooper
A block, nine feet two inches by six feet and a half, and four feet thick, was hurried up the acclivity to a distance of 150 feet.Principles of Geology|Charles Lyell
Hermit thrushes, Audubon's warblers, and warbling vireos dwelt on the lower part of the acclivity.Birds of the Rockies|Leander Sylvester Keyser
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for acclivity
1610s, from Latin acclivitatem (nominative acclivitas) "an ascending direction, an upward steepness," from acclivis "mounting upwards, ascending," from ad- "up" (see ad-) + clivus "hill, a slope," from PIE *klei-wo-, suffixed form of *klei- "to lean" (see lean (v.)).