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Grade vs. Slope

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Gradenoun

A rating.

‘I gave him a good grade for effort.’;

Slopenoun

An area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward.

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

Gradenoun

The performance of an individual or group on an examination or test, expressed by a number, letter, or other symbol; a score.

‘He got a good grade on the test.’; ‘This fine-grade coin from 1837 is worth a good amount.’;

Slopenoun

The degree to which a surface tends upward or downward.

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

Gradenoun

A degree or level of something; a position within a scale; a degree of quality.

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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Gradenoun

A slope (up or down) of a roadway or other passage

‘The grade of this hill is more than 5 percent.’;

Slopenoun

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

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

Gradenoun

A level of primary and secondary education.

‘Clancy is entering the fifth grade this year.’; ‘Clancy starts grade five this year.’;

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.’;

Gradenoun

A student of a particular grade (used with the grade level).

‘The grade fives are on a field trip.’;

Slopenoun

A person of Chinese or other East Asian descent.

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Gradenoun

An area that has been flattened by a grader (construction machine).

Slopeverb

(intransitive) To tend steadily upward or downward.

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

Gradenoun

The level of the ground.

‘This material absorbs moisture and is probably not a good choice for use below grade.’;

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’;

Gradenoun

(mathematics) A gradian.

Slopeverb

To try to move surreptitiously.

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

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Gradenoun

(geometry) In a linear system of divisors on an n-dimensional variety, the number of free intersection points of n generic divisors.

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".’;

Gradenoun

A harsh scraping or cutting; a grating.

Slopeadjective

(obsolete) Sloping.

Gradenoun

(systematics) A taxon united by a level of morphological or physiological complexity that is not a clade.

Slopeadverb

(obsolete) slopingly

Gradenoun

(medicine) The degree of malignity of a tumor expressed on a scale.

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.

Gradeverb

To assign scores to the components of an academic test.

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.’;

Gradeverb

To assign a score to overall academic performance.

Slopenoun

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

Gradeverb

To organize in grades.

Slopeadjective

Sloping.

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

Gradeverb

To flatten, level, or smooth a large surface.

Slopeadverb

In a sloping manner.

Gradeverb

(sewing) To remove or trim part of a seam allowance from a finished seam so as to reduce bulk and make the finished piece more even when turned right side out.

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.

Gradeverb

(intransitive) To pass imperceptibly from one grade into another.

Slopeverb

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

Gradenoun

A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank; crimes of every grade; grades of flour.

‘They also appointed and removed, at their own pleasure,teachers of every grade.’;

Slopeverb

To depart; to disappear suddenly.

Gradenoun

The rate of ascent or descent; gradient; deviation from a level surface to an inclined plane; - usually stated as so many feet per mile, or as one foot rise or fall in so many of horizontal distance; as, a heavy grade; a grade of twenty feet per mile, or of 1 in 264.

Slopenoun

an elevated geological formation;

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

Gradenoun

The result of crossing a native stock with some better breed. If the crossbreed have more than three fourths of the better blood, it is called high grade.

Slopenoun

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

‘a five-degree gradient’;

Gradeverb

To arrange in order, steps, or degrees, according to size, quality, rank, etc.

Slopeverb

be at an angle;

‘The terrain sloped down’;

Gradeverb

To reduce to a level, or to an evenly progressive ascent, as the line of a canal or road.

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’;

Gradeverb

To cross with some better breed; to improve the blood of.

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’;

Gradenoun

a body of students who are taught together;

‘early morning classes are always sleepy’;

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’;

Gradenoun

a relative position or degree of value in a graded group;

‘lumber of the highest grade’;

Slopenoun

the gradient of a graph at any point.

Gradenoun

the gradient of a slope or road or other surface;

‘the road had a steep grade’;

Slopenoun

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

Gradenoun

one-hundredth of a right angle

Slopenoun

a person from East Asia, especially Vietnam.

Gradenoun

a degree of ablaut

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’;

Gradenoun

a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance);

‘she made good marks in algebra’; ‘grade A milk’; ‘what was your score on your homework?’;

Slopeverb

place or arrange in a sloping position

‘Poole sloped his shoulders’;

Gradenoun

the height of the ground on which something stands;

‘the base of the tower was below grade’;

Slopeverb

move in an idle or aimless manner

‘I had seen Don sloping about the beach’;

Gradenoun

a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality;

‘a moderate degree of intelligence’; ‘a high level of care is required’; ‘it is all a matter of degree’;

Slopeverb

leave unobtrusively, typically in order to evade work or duty

‘the men sloped off looking ashamed of themselves’;

Gradenoun

a variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed

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’;

Gradeverb

assign a rank or rating to;

‘how would you rank these students?’; ‘The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide’;

Gradeverb

level to the right gradient

Gradeverb

assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation;

‘grade tests’; ‘score the SAT essays’; ‘mark homework’;

Gradeverb

determine the grade of or assign a grade to

Gradenoun

a particular level of rank, quality, proficiency, or value

‘high-grade steel’; ‘sea salt is usually available in coarse or fine grades’;

Gradenoun

a level in a salary or employment structure

‘clerical and secretarial grades’;

Gradenoun

a level of importance allocated to a listed building

‘a Grade I listed building’;

Gradenoun

(in historical linguistics) a relative position in a series of forms involving ablaut.

Gradenoun

a group of animals at a similar evolutionary level.

Gradenoun

a mark indicating the quality of a student's work

‘I got good grades last semester’;

Gradenoun

(with specifying ordinal number) those pupils in a school or school system who are grouped by age or ability for teaching at a particular level for a year

‘she teaches first grade’;

Gradenoun

an examination, especially in music

‘I took grade five and got a distinction’;

Gradenoun

a gradient or slope

‘just over the crest of a long seven per cent grade’;

Gradenoun

a variety of cattle produced by crossing with a superior breed

‘grade stock’;

Gradeverb

arrange in or allocate to grades; classify or sort

‘the timber is graded according to its thickness’;

Gradeverb

give a mark to (a student or a piece of work).

Gradeverb

pass gradually from one level, especially a shade of colour, into another

‘the sky graded from blue at the top of the shot to white on the horizon’;

Gradeverb

reduce (a road) to an easy gradient.

Gradeverb

cross (livestock) with a superior breed.

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