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acclivity


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acclivity  \Ac*cliv"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Acclivities}.  [L.  acclivitas 
  fr  acclivis  acclivus  ascending;  ad  +  clivus  a  hill,  slope, 
  fr  root  kli  to  lean.  See  {Lean}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acclivity 
  n  :  an  upward  slope  or  grade  (as  in  a  road);  "the  car  couldn't 
  make  the  grade"  [syn:  {ascent},  {rise},  {raise},  {climb}, 
  {upgrade}]  [ant:  {descent}] 




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