acclivity

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noun ac·cliv·i·ty \ə-ˈkli-və-tē, a-\

Definition of acclivity

plural

acclivities

  1. :  an ascending slope (as of a hill)

Examples of acclivity in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of acclivity

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


First Known Use: 1614



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