upslope

adjective or adverb
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

Examples of upslope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fire was expected to continue growing upslope toward Window Rock, where Inciweb said crews were working to identify area where firefighters would have the greatest chance of halting the fire's progression. Brieanna J. Frank, azcentral, "Mangum Fire torches more than 10,000 acres near Grand Canyon as other wildfires burn around state," 13 June 2020 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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First Known Use of upslope

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Upslope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upslope. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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upslope

adverb
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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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