# Slop vs. Slope — What's the Difference?

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#### Slop

Spilled or splashed liquid.
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#### 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 "y = mx + b" and it can also be found in Todhunter (1888) who wrote it as "y = mx + c".Slope is calculated by finding the ratio of the "vertical change" to the "horizontal change" between (any) two distinct points on a line.
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#### Slop

Soft mud or slush.
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#### Slope

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
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#### Slop

Unappetizing watery food or soup.
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#### Slope

A person from East Asia, especially Vietnam.
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#### Slop

Often slops Waste food used to feed pigs or other animals; swill.
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#### Slope

(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
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#### Slop

Often slops Mash remaining after alcohol distillation.
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#### Slope

Move in an idle or aimless manner
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#### Slop

Often slops Human excrement.
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#### Slope

To diverge from the vertical or horizontal; incline
A roof that slopes.
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#### Slop

Repulsively effusive writing or speech; drivel.
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#### Slope

To move or walk
"Without another word he turned and sloped off down the driveway" (Roald Dahl).
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#### Slop

Slops Articles of clothing and bedding issued or sold to sailors.
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#### Slope

To cause to slope
Sloped the path down the bank.
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Slops Short full trousers worn in the 16th century.
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#### Slope

An inclined line, surface, plane, position, or direction.
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#### Slop

A loose outer garment, such as a smock or overalls.
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#### Slope

A stretch of ground forming a natural or artificial incline
Ski slopes.
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A deviation from the horizontal.
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#### Slop

To be spilled or splashed
Suds slopped over the rim of the washtub.
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#### Slope

The amount or degree of such deviation.
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#### Slop

To spill over; overflow.
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#### Slope

The rate at which an ordinate of a point of a line on a coordinate plane changes with respect to a change in the abscissa.
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#### Slop

To walk heavily or messily in or as if in mud; plod
"He slopped along in broken slippers, hands in pockets, whistling" (Alan Sillitoe).
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#### Slope

The tangent of the angle of inclination of a line, or the slope of the tangent line for a curve or surface.
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#### Slop

To express oneself effusively; gush.
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#### Slope

Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a person of East Asian birth or ancestry.
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#### Slop

To spill (liquid).
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#### Slope

An area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward.
I had to climb a small slope to get to the site.
A steep slope
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#### Slop

To spill liquid on.
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#### Slope

The degree to which a surface tends upward or downward.
The road has a very sharp downward slope at that point.
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#### Slop

To serve unappetizingly or clumsily; dish out
Slopped some lasagna onto his plate.
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#### Slope

(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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#### Slop

To feed slops to (animals)
Slopped the hogs.
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#### Slope

(mathematics) The slope of the line tangent to a curve at a given point.
The slope of a parabola increases linearly with x.
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#### Slop

(obsolete) A loose outer garment; a jacket or overall.
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#### Slope

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.
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#### Slop

A rubber thong sandal.
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#### Slope

A person of Chinese or other East Asian descent.
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#### Slop

(in the plural) See slops.
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#### Slope

(intransitive) To tend steadily upward or downward.
The road slopes sharply down at that point.
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#### Slop

(uncountable) Semi-solid like substance; goo, paste, mud, pulp.
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#### Slope

(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
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#### Slop

Scraps used as food for animals, especially pigs or hogs.
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To try to move surreptitiously.
I sloped in through the back door, hoping my boss wouldn't see me.
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#### Slop

Inferior, weak drink or semi-liquid food.
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#### Slope

(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".
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#### Slop

Domestic liquid waste; household wastewater.
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#### Slope

(obsolete) Sloping.
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#### Slop

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

(obsolete) slopingly
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#### Slop

(dated) Human urine or excrement.
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#### Slope

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.
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A policeman.
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#### Slope

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.
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#### Slop

(transitive) To spill or dump liquid, especially over the edge of a container when it moves.
I slopped water all over my shirt.
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#### Slope

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

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

Sloping.
A bank not steep, but gently slope.
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#### Slop

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

In a sloping manner.
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#### Slop

(transitive) To feed pigs.
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#### Slope

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.
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(intransitive) To make one's way through soggy terrain.
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#### Slope

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

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

To depart; to disappear suddenly.
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#### Slop

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

An elevated geological formation;
He climbed the steep slope
The house was built on the side of the mountain
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#### Slop

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

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

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

Be at an angle;
The terrain sloped down
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#### Slop

A loose lower garment; loose breeches; chiefly used in the plural.
There's a French salutation to your French slop.
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#### Slop

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

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

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

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

Cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container;
Spill the milk
Splatter water
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#### Slop

Walk through mud or mire;
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#### Slop

Slop the food onto the plate
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Feed pigs
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