Slope of a plane


Slope of a plane
Slope Slope, n. [Formed (like abode fr. abide) from OE. slipen. See {Slip}, v. i.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Any ground whose surface forms an angle with the plane of the horizon. [1913 Webster]

buildings the summit and slope of a hill. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Under the slopes of Pisgah. --Deut. iv. 49. (Rev. Ver.). [1913 Webster]

3. The part of a continent descending toward, and draining to, a particular ocean; as, the Pacific slope. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Note: A slope, considered as descending, is a declivity; considered as ascending, an acclivity. [1913 Webster]

{Slope of a plane} (Geom.), the direction of the plane; as, parallel planes have the same slope. [1913 Webster]


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