up·​slope | \ ˈəp-ˈslōp How to pronounce upslope (audio) \

Definition of upslope

: being or moving to or toward the top of a slope : uphill upslope winds

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The island’s wettest point is about 6 miles upslope from Hilo, where the mean annual rainfall exceeds 300 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Brian J. Cantwell, sacbee, "Take a tour to soak in Big Island rainbows | The Sacramento Bee," 17 Mar. 2018

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of upslope

US : toward the top of a hill or mountain : up a slope

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