Definition of acclivity
: an ascending slope (as of a hill)
Examples of acclivity
<the steep acclivity was especially daunting for the novice hikers>
Origin of acclivity
Latin acclivitas, from acclivis ascending, from ad- + clivus slope — more at declivity
First Known Use: 1614
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