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Question 1 of 7
This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called?

Origin of slant

First recorded in 1485–95; aphetic variant of aslant

synonym study for slant

1. See slope.

usage note for slant

OTHER WORDS FROM slant

slant·ing·ly, slantly, adverbun·slant·ed, adjectiveun·slant·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for slant

slant
/ (slɑːnt) /

verb

noun

adjective

oblique, sloping

Derived forms of slant

slanting, adjectiveslantingly or slantly, adverb

Word Origin for slant

C17: short for aslant, probably of Scandinavian origin
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