Acclivity meaning

ə-klĭvĭ-tē
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An upward slope, as of a hill.
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An upward slope of ground.
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(geomorphology) A slope or inclination of the earth, as the side of a hill, considered as ascending, in opposition to declivity, or descending; an upward slope; ascent.
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Origin of acclivity

  • Latin acclīvitās from acclīvis uphill ad- ad- clīvus slope klei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin acclīvitās, from acclīvis (“ascending”), from ad + clīvus (“slope”).

    From Wiktionary

  • First attested in 1614.

    From Wiktionary