noun ac·cliv·i·ty \ə-ˈkli-və-tē, a-\
plural ac·cliv·i·ties

Definition of ACCLIVITY

:  an ascending slope (as of a hill)

Examples of ACCLIVITY

  1. <the steep acclivity was especially daunting for the novice hikers>


Latin acclivitas, from acclivis ascending, from ad- + clivus slope — more at declivity
First Known Use: 1614

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale


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