verb (used without object), sloped, slop·ing.
verb (used with object), sloped, slop·ing.
- 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
Example sentences from the Web for slope
Colorado is very rural on the western slope and on the eastern plains.
If so, the more heavily harvested a particular slope, the more camouflaged the plants that live there should be.These plants seem like they’re trying to hide from people|Jonathan Lambert|November 20, 2020|Science News
Groups of 20 or more hares gather each winter to nibble heather on leeward slopes, where the snow tends to be shallower.These Photos Remind Us Why Conservation Matters - Issue 92: Frontiers|Kevin Berger|November 11, 2020|Nautilus
It’s a slippery slope to task our team members with making judgments about other people.
Answering them all can feel like too much to bear sometimes, especially when I simply want to admire the changing leaves, listen to a stream roll by, or just not collapse while dragging myself up a slope.
Many thousands of years ago, glacial floods swept through the area and carved out the sloping sides of the current grounds.
On a green field below the sloping campus, teams huddle and plot strategy as group leaders and refs get the games into place.A Camp Away From Terror: Where Israeli and Palestinian Kids Find Common Ground|Nina Strochlic|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Modernist in style, it has a great sloping roof and circular windows offering views of the city.
The winding, sloping roads had been a pleasure to navigate, the air perfumed with onions growing by the roadside.
A column of wildebeest cantered rigidly in the other direction—all spindly legs, candyfloss white beards, and sloping backs.Walking With Wildebeests: Exploring the Serengeti on Foot|Joanna Eede|July 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Robert was out there under the shed, reclining in the shade against the sloping keel of the overturned boat.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Lettice, he saw, was lying with a cigarette against the bank of sloping sand that curved above them.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
His straw-hued hair, brushed back from a sloping brow, hung lankly down upon his coat-collar.Dope|Sax Rohmer
Set back on the middle of two lots, it was, with a cement drive sloping up from the street to the garage backed against the alley.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
She knew that, because she had seen it in his desk—the desk once belonging to her father, a sloping thing with a green-baize top.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
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