Declivity meaning

dĭ-klĭv'ĭ-tē
A downward slope, as of a hill.
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A downward slope or sloping, as of a hill.
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(geomorphology) The downward slope of a hill.
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A downward bend in a path.
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Origin of declivity

  • Latin dēclīvitās from dēclīvis sloping down dē- de- clīvus slope klei- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 1610s, from French déclivité, from Latin declivitatem/dēclīvitās, from dēclivis (“a sloping downward”), from de (“down”) + clīvus (“a slope”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱleywo-, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱley- (“to lean”) (English lean).
    From Wiktionary