Slopenoun

An area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward.

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

Obliqueadjective

Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined.

Slopenoun

The degree to which a surface tends upward or downward.

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

Obliqueadjective

Not straightforward; indirect; obscure; hence, disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister.

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’;

Obliqueadjective

Not direct in descent; not following the line of father and son; collateral.

Slopenoun

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

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

Obliqueadjective

(botany) Of leaves, having the base of the blade asymmetrical, with one side lower than the other.

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.’;

Obliqueadjective

(botany) Of branches or roots, growing at an angle that is neither vertical nor horizontal.

Slopenoun

A person of Chinese or other East Asian descent.

Obliqueadjective

(grammar) Pertaining to the oblique case (non-nominative).

Slopeverb

(intransitive) To tend steadily upward or downward.

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

Obliqueadjective

(music) Employing oblique motion, motion or progression in which one part (voice) stays on the same note while another ascends or descends.

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’;

Obliquenoun

(geometry) An oblique line.

Slopeverb

To try to move surreptitiously.

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

Obliquenoun

synonym of slash⟨/⟩.

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".’;

Obliquenoun

(grammar) The oblique case.

Slopeadjective

(obsolete) Sloping.

Obliqueverb

(intransitive) To deviate from a perpendicular line; to move in an oblique direction.

Slopeadverb

(obsolete) slopingly

Obliqueverb

(military) To march in a direction oblique to the line of the column or platoon; — formerly accomplished by oblique steps, now by direct steps, the men half-facing either to the right or left.

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.

Obliqueverb

To slant (text, etc.) at an angle.

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.’;

Obliqueadjective

Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined.

‘It has a direction oblique to that of the former motion.’;

Slopenoun

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

Obliqueadjective

Not straightforward; indirect; obscure;

‘The love we bear our friends . . . Hath in it certain oblique ends.’; ‘This mode of oblique research, when a more direct one is denied, we find to be the only one in our power.’; ‘Then would be closed the restless, oblique eye.That looks for evil, like a treacherous spy.’;

Slopeadjective

Sloping.

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

Obliqueadjective

Not direct in descent; not following the line of father and son; collateral.

‘His natural affection in a direct line was strong, in an oblique but weak.’;

Slopeadverb

In a sloping manner.

Obliquenoun

An oblique line.

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.

Obliqueverb

To deviate from a perpendicular line; to move in an oblique direction.

‘Projecting his person towards it in a line which obliqued from the bottom of his spine.’;

Slopeverb

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

Obliqueverb

To march in a direction oblique to the line of the column or platoon; - formerly accomplished by oblique steps, now by direct steps, the men half-facing either to the right or left.

Slopeverb

To depart; to disappear suddenly.

Obliquenoun

any grammatical case other than the nominative

Slopenoun

an elevated geological formation;

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

Obliquenoun

a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso

Slopenoun

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

‘a five-degree gradient’;

Obliqueadjective

slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angular;

‘the oblique rays of the winter sun’; ‘acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles’; ‘the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base’; ‘the axes are perpendicular to each other’;

Slopeverb

be at an angle;

‘The terrain sloped down’;

Obliqueadjective

indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading;

‘used devious means to achieve success’; ‘gave oblique answers to direct questions’; ‘oblique political maneuvers’;

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’;

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’;

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’;

Slopenoun

the gradient of a graph at any point.

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’;