- 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
How to use slope in a sentence
According to a press release issued by the local police station, Huser probably lost her footing while trying to cross a stream on a slope beneath the Alpin Express gondola and fell an estimated 450 feet.Trail Runner Andrea Huser Dies After Fall in the Alps|Martin Fritz Huber|December 3, 2020|Outside Online
Investigators believe the shooting happened in the 5700 of Southern Avenue, a hilly slope of a residential area near the intersection of Central Avenue.Toddler fatally shot while riding in a car in SE Washington, police said.|Clarence Williams|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
It’s a $5 billion, 3 million-square-foot shopping and entertainment complex in East Rutherford featuring an indoor ski slope, an ice-skating rink, and a Nickelodeon-branded amusement park.The death of the department store and the American middle class|Jason Del Rey|November 30, 2020|Vox
If you want to rip fresh corduroy on a bike, Colorado’s Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association grooms 22 miles of slopes and the Crested Butte Nordic Center has six miles of trails on local easements for fat biking.
Also, many resorts allow uphill traffic outside of normal lift operating hours, so you can avoid crowded slopes and squeeze in a lap or two before or after your workday.
Fleshy breasts taunted him from low bikini tops, and fleshy thighs sloped from bikini bottoms.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The low mountains sloped up easily from the dirt and the Columbia River rolled in and out of site to the north of the highway.At the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, a Steady Drip of Toxic Trouble|Eric Nusbaum|February 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
None of his detractors or supporters will have sloped across to the other side because of the contents of this book.
He was a narrow-headed man with frail-looking sloped shoulders and a thin triangle of face.
It sloped inward and downward into a wider opening that was almost like a small chamber in its dimensions.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
The house was situated upon a hill that sloped gradually down to the shore of a lake.The value of a praying mother|Isabel C. Byrum
Wooded hills sloped up from the station, while westward was a vast panorama of hill and dale.The Everlasting Arms|Joseph Hocking
A 86 porch had been added to the cabin and the roof sloped away from the window where she stood.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O|Clair Blank
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