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Angle vs. Slope

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Anglenoun

(geometry) A figure formed by two rays which start from a common point (a plane angle) or by three planes that intersect (a solid angle).

‘the angle between lines A and B’;

Slopenoun

An area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward.

‘I had to climb a small slope to get to the site.’;

Anglenoun

(geometry) The measure of such a figure. In the case of a plane angle, this is the ratio (or proportional to the ratio) of the arc length to the radius of a section of a circle cut by the two rays, centered at their common point. In the case of a solid angle, this is the ratio of the surface area to the square of the radius of the section of a sphere.

‘The angle between lines A and B is π/4 radians, or 45 degrees.’;

Slopenoun

The degree to which a surface tends upward or downward.

‘The road has a very sharp downward slope at that point.’;

Anglenoun

A corner where two walls intersect.

‘an angle of a building’;

Slopenoun

(mathematics) The ratio of the vertical and horizontal distances between two points on a line; zero if the line is horizontal, undefined if it is vertical.

‘The slope of this line is 0.5’;

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Anglenoun

A change in direction.

‘The horse took off at an angle.’;

Slopenoun

(mathematics) The slope of the line tangent to a curve at a given point.

‘The slope of a parabola increases linearly with x.’;

Anglenoun

A viewpoint; a way of looking at something.

Slopenoun

The angle a roof surface makes with the horizontal, expressed as a ratio of the units of vertical rise to the units of horizontal length (sometimes referred to as run).

‘The slope of an asphalt shingle roof system should be 4:12 or greater.’;

Anglenoun

(media) The focus of a news story.

Slopenoun

A person of Chinese or other East Asian descent.

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Anglenoun

A storyline between two wrestlers, providing the background for and approach to a feud.

Slopeverb

(intransitive) To tend steadily upward or downward.

‘The road slopes sharply down at that point.’;

Anglenoun

(slang) An ulterior motive; a scheme or means of benefitting from a situation, usually hidden, often immoral

‘His angle is that he gets a percentage, but mostly in trade.’;

Slopeverb

(transitive) To form with a slope; to give an oblique or slanting direction to; to incline or slant.

‘to slope the ground in a garden;’; ‘to slope a piece of cloth in cutting a garment’;

Anglenoun

A projecting or sharp corner; an angular fragment.

Slopeverb

To try to move surreptitiously.

‘I sloped in through the back door, hoping my boss wouldn't see me.’;

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Anglenoun

(astrology) Any of the four cardinal points of an astrological chart: the Ascendant, the Midheaven, the Descendant and the Imum Coeli.

Slopeverb

(military) To hold a rifle at a slope with forearm perpendicular to the body in front holding the butt, the rifle resting on the shoulder.

‘The order was given to "slope arms".’;

Anglenoun

A fishhook; tackle for catching fish, consisting of a line, hook, and bait, with or without a rod.

Slopeadjective

(obsolete) Sloping.

Angleverb

To place (something) at an angle.

‘The roof is angled at 15 degrees.’;

Slopeadverb

(obsolete) slopingly

Angleverb

To change direction rapidly.

‘The five ball angled off the nine ball but failed to reach the pocket.’;

Slopenoun

An oblique direction; a line or direction including from a horizontal line or direction; also, sometimes, an inclination, as of one line or surface to another.

Angleverb

To present or argue something in a particular way or from a particular viewpoint.

‘How do you want to angle this when we talk to the client?’;

Slopenoun

Any ground whose surface forms an angle with the plane of the horizon.

‘buildings the summit and slope of a hill.’; ‘Under the slopes of Pisgah.’;

Angleverb

To hamper (oneself or one's opponent) by leaving the cue ball in the jaws of a pocket such that the surround of the pocket (the "angle") blocks the path from cue ball to object ball.

Slopenoun

The part of a continent descending toward, and draining to, a particular ocean; as, the Pacific slope.

Angleverb

(intransitive) To try to catch fish with a hook and line.

Slopeadjective

Sloping.

‘A bank not steep, but gently slope.’;

Angleverb

(informal) (with for) To attempt to subtly persuade someone to offer a desired thing.

‘He must be angling for a pay rise.’;

Slopeadverb

In a sloping manner.

Anglenoun

The inclosed space near the point where two lines meet; a corner; a nook.

‘Into the utmost angle of the world.’; ‘To search the tenderest angles of the heart.’;

Slopeverb

To form with a slope; to give an oblique or slanting direction to; to direct obliquely; to incline; to slant; as, to slope the ground in a garden; to slope a piece of cloth in cutting a garment.

Anglenoun

The figure made by. two lines which meet.

Slopeverb

To take an oblique direction; to be at an angle with the plane of the horizon; to incline; as, the ground slopes.

Anglenoun

A projecting or sharp corner; an angular fragment.

‘Though but an angle reached him of the stone.’;

Slopeverb

To depart; to disappear suddenly.

Anglenoun

A name given to four of the twelve astrological "houses."

Slopenoun

an elevated geological formation;

‘he climbed the steep slope’; ‘the house was built on the side of the mountain’;

Anglenoun

A fishhook; tackle for catching fish, consisting of a line, hook, and bait, with or without a rod.

‘Give me mine angle: we 'll to the river there.’; ‘A fisher next his trembling angle bears.’;

Slopenoun

the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal;

‘a five-degree gradient’;

Angleverb

To fish with an angle (fishhook), or with hook and line.

Slopeverb

be at an angle;

‘The terrain sloped down’;

Angleverb

To use some bait or artifice; to intrigue; to scheme; as, to angle for praise.

‘The hearts of all that he did angle for.’;

Slopenoun

a surface of which one end or side is at a higher level than another; a rising or falling surface

‘he slithered helplessly down the slope’;

Angleverb

To try to gain by some insinuating artifice; to allure.

Slopenoun

a difference in level or sideways position between the two ends or sides of a thing

‘the backward slope of the chair’; ‘the roof should have a slope sufficient for proper drainage’;

Anglenoun

the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians

Slopenoun

a part of the side of a hill or mountain, especially as a place for skiing

‘a ten-minute cable car ride delivers you to the slopes’;

Anglenoun

a biased way of looking at or presenting something

Slopenoun

the gradient of a graph at any point.

Anglenoun

a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Saxons and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons

Slopenoun

the mutual conductance of a valve, numerically equal to the gradient of one of the characteristic curves of the valve.

Angleverb

move or proceed at an angle;

‘he angled his way into the room’;

Slopenoun

a person from East Asia, especially Vietnam.

Angleverb

to incline or bend from a vertical position;

‘She leaned over the banister’;

Slopeverb

(of a surface or line) be inclined from a horizontal or vertical line; slant up or down

‘the garden sloped down to a stream’; ‘the ceiling sloped’;

Angleverb

seek indirectly;

‘fish for compliments’;

Slopeverb

place or arrange in a sloping position

‘Poole sloped his shoulders’;

Angleverb

fish with a hook

Slopeverb

move in an idle or aimless manner

‘I had seen Don sloping about the beach’;

Angleverb

present with a bias;

‘He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders’;

Slopeverb

leave unobtrusively, typically in order to evade work or duty

‘the men sloped off looking ashamed of themselves’;

Angle

In Euclidean geometry, an angle is the figure formed by two rays, called the sides of the angle, sharing a common endpoint, called the vertex of the angle. Angles formed by two rays lie in the plane that contains the rays.

Slope

In mathematics, the slope or gradient of a line is a number that describes both the direction and the steepness of the line. Slope is often denoted by the letter m; there is no clear answer to the question why the letter m is used for slope, but its earliest use in English appears in O'Brien (1844) who wrote the equation of a straight line as and it can also be found in Todhunter (1888) who wrote it as .Slope is calculated by finding the ratio of the to the between (any) two distinct points on a line.

‘y = mx + b’; ‘y = mx + c’; ‘vertical change’; ‘horizontal change’;

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