acclivity

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

Definition of acclivity 

: an ascending slope (as of a hill)

Examples of acclivity in a Sentence

the steep acclivity was especially daunting for the novice hikers

First Known Use of acclivity

1614, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acclivity

borrowed from Latin acclīvitāt-, acclīvitās, from acclīvis, acclīvus "sloping upwards" (from ad- ad- + clīvus "slope, incline") + -itāt-, -itās -ity — more at declivity

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