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declivity

noun de·cliv·i·ty \-tē\
plural de·cliv·i·ties

Definition of DECLIVITY

1
:  downward inclination
2
:  a descending slope

Examples of DECLIVITY

  1. <the cabin is precariously perched on a declivity of the mountain's northern face>

Origin of DECLIVITY

Latin declivitat-, declivitas, from declivis sloping down, from de- + clivus slope, hill; akin to Latin clinare
First Known Use: 1612

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