declivity

[ dih-kliv-i-tee ]
/ dɪˈklɪv ɪ ti /

noun, plural de·cliv·i·ties.

a downward slope, as of ground (opposed to acclivity).

Origin of declivity

1605–15; < L of dēclīvitās a slope, hill, equivalent to dēclīvi(s) sloping downward (dē- de- + clīv(us) slope, hill + -is adj. suffix) + -tās -ty2
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declivity

/ (dɪˈklɪvɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a downward slope, esp of the groundCompare acclivity

Derived Forms

declivitous, adjective

Word Origin for declivity

C17: from Latin dēclīvitās, from de- + clīvus a slope, hill
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