- the tangent of the angle between a given straight line and the x-axis of a system of Cartesian coordinates.
- the derivative of the function whose graph is a given curve evaluated at a designated point.
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OTHER WORDS FROM slopeslop·ing·ly, adverbslop·ing·ness, nounun·sloped, adjectiveun·slop·ing, adjective
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In other words, the slope of the power spectrum was steeper.Brain’s ‘Background Noise’ May Hold Clues to Persistent Mysteries|Elizabeth Landau|February 8, 2021|Quanta Magazine
Don’t forget your soft goods, though—staying warm and dry on the slopes makes any day more fun.
Exercise has moved from the slopes and onto basement treadmills or stationary bikes, with a few squats and push-ups mixed in.
Luckily the best ski goggles offer anti-fogging technology to keep your goggles free of condensation and your vision sharply on the slopes.Best ski goggles: What to look for in a pair you’ll love|Eric Alt|January 20, 2021|Popular-Science
Instead, they searched for factors, such as wind speed and slope, that could help them predict a fire’s next move in real time.What the complex math of fire modeling tells us about the future of California’s forests|Amy Nordrum|January 18, 2021|MIT Technology Review
Historically, conservatives treated the minimum wage as an affront to free labor and a step on a slippery slope towards statism.
Swiss leaders also dispel the “slippery slope” idea by repeatedly rejecting substantial minimum wage increases.
The slippery slope argument is a way of keeping the hands-off-the-Internet-entirely philosophy going.Congress, Big Tech Fight Over Child Prostitution Bill|Tim Mak|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, there are signs that even hipsters are starting to prefer Central Park to Park Slope.Why the Upper East Side Is Now Cooler Than Brooklyn|Tom Teodorczuk|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nobody else thought that his patch, on a 60-degree angled slope, was viable as a vineyard.Napa’s Earthquake Is Not The Only Thing Shaking The Vineyards|Clive Irving|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I turned away from the bank and raced up a long slope to a saw-backed ridge that promised largely of unobstructed view.
It lit up every ridge and hollow for two or three seconds, and showed me four riders tearing up the slope at a high run.
We followed the upland past the end of the Stone till we found a slope that didn't require wings for descent.
As we stepped from behind the rock three riders came into sight on the opposite slope of Lost River.
The lone pine on the stone cap of Gander Knob waved its farewell, and we clattered down the long slope into the great world.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
British Dictionary definitions for slope
- (of a line) the tangent of the angle between the line and another line parallel to the x- axis
- the first derivative of the equation of a curve at a given point