Declivity Definition

dĭ-klĭvĭ-tē
declivities
noun
declivities
A downward slope or sloping, as of a hill.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Declivity

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declivity
Plural:
declivities

Origin of Declivity

  • 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

  • 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

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