[ uh-kliv-i-tee ]
/ əˈklɪv ɪ ti /

noun, plural ac·cliv·i·ties.

an upward slope, as of ground; an ascent (opposed to declivity).

Origin of acclivity

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


ac·cliv·i·tous, ac·cli·vous [uh-klahy-vuhs], /əˈklaɪ vəs/, adjectiveun·ac·cliv·i·tous, adjectiveun·ac·cliv·i·tous·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for 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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