- 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
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