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Slop vs. Slope

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Slopnoun

A loose outer garment; a jacket or overall.

Slopenoun

An area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward.

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

Slopnoun

A rubber thong sandal.

Slopenoun

The degree to which a surface tends upward or downward.

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

Slopnoun

(in the plural) See slops.

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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Slopnoun

(uncountable) Liquid or semi-solid; goo, paste, mud.

Slopenoun

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

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

Slopnoun

Scraps used as food for animals, especially pigs or hogs.

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.’;

Slopnoun

Inferior, weak drink or liquid food.

Slopenoun

A person of Chinese or other East Asian descent.

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Slopnoun

Domestic liquid waste; household wastewater.

Slopeverb

(intransitive) To tend steadily upward or downward.

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

Slopnoun

Water or other liquid carelessly spilled or thrown about, as upon a table or a floor; a puddle; a soiled spot.

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’;

Slopnoun

(dated) Human urine or excrement.

Slopeverb

To try to move surreptitiously.

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

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Slopnoun

A policeman.

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".’;

Slopverb

(transitive) to spill or dump liquid, especially over the rim of a container when it moves.

‘I slopped water all over my shirt.’;

Slopeadjective

(obsolete) Sloping.

Slopverb

(transitive) To spill liquid upon; to soil with a spilled liquid.

Slopeadverb

(obsolete) slopingly

Slopverb

(transitive) In the game of pool or snooker to pocket a ball by accident; in billiards, to make an ill-considered shot.

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.

Slopverb

(transitive) to feed pigs

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.’;

Slopnoun

Water or other liquid carelessly spilled or thrown aboyt, as upon a table or a floor; a puddle; a soiled spot.

Slopenoun

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

Slopnoun

Mean and weak drink or liquid food; - usually in the plural.

Slopeadjective

Sloping.

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

Slopnoun

Dirty water; water in which anything has been washed or rinsed; water from wash-bowls, etc.

Slopeadverb

In a sloping manner.

Slopnoun

Any kind of outer garment made of linen or cotton, as a night dress, or a smock frock.

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.

Slopnoun

A loose lower garment; loose breeches; chiefly used in the plural.

‘There's a French salutation to your French slop.’;

Slopeverb

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

Slopnoun

Ready-made clothes; also, among seamen, clothing, bedding, and other furnishings.

Slopeverb

To depart; to disappear suddenly.

Slopverb

To cause to overflow, as a liquid, by the motion of the vessel containing it; to spill.

Slopenoun

an elevated geological formation;

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

Slopverb

To spill liquid upon; to soil with a liquid spilled.

Slopenoun

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

‘a five-degree gradient’;

Slopverb

To overflow or be spilled as a liquid, by the motion of the vessel containing it; - often with over.

Slopeverb

be at an angle;

‘The terrain sloped down’;

Slopnoun

wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk

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’;

Slopverb

cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container;

‘spill the milk’; ‘splatter water’;

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’;

Slopverb

walk through mud or mire;

‘We had to splosh across the wet meadow’;

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’;

Slopverb

ladle clumsily;

‘slop the food onto the plate’;

Slopenoun

the gradient of a graph at any point.

Slopverb

feed pigs

Slopenoun

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

Slopenoun

a person from East Asia, especially Vietnam.

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’;

Slopeverb

place or arrange in a sloping position

‘Poole sloped his shoulders’;

Slopeverb

move in an idle or aimless manner

‘I had seen Don sloping about the beach’;

Slopeverb

leave unobtrusively, typically in order to evade work or duty

‘the men sloped off looking ashamed of themselves’;

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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