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slope

(slōp),
An inclination or slant.

slope

1. An inclined plane or surface.
2.
Slant.

lower ridge slope

The slope of the crest of the mandibular residual ridge from the third molar forward as viewed in profile.

slope

(slōp)
An inclination or slant.

slope

in statistical terms the slope of a line depicting the relationship of two variables is the gradient of the line or the regression coefficient of the relationship. A positive slope implies that increasing one variable will increase the other.
References in classic literature ?
They will think that I'm still ill," continued Rogojin to the prince, "but I sloped off quietly, seedy as I was, took the train and came away.
The comte walked feebly as far as the middle trees, seated himself upon a mossy bank that sloped towards a sidewalk, and there waited the return of his strength, or rather the return of night.
It was a warm evening, and even in the delightful drawing-room, where the fine old turf sloped from the open window towards a lilied pool and well-planted mounds, the heat was enough to make Celia in her white muslin and light curls reflect with pity on what Dodo must feel in her black dress and close cap.
Her prow sloped sharply backward from the water-line--quite like a line of battleship.
The open space in front of the caves sloped down to the river, and in the open space burned many small fires.
One day, not long after, he came to the edge of the forest, where a narrow stretch of open land sloped down to the Mackenzie.
On the further side of the pond the ground sloped downward toward the south, and revealed, over a low paling, a pretty view of a village and its church, backed by fir woods mounting the heathy sides of a range of hills beyond.
The air was sweet with the breath of many apple orchards and the meadows sloped away in the distance to horizon mists of pearl and purple; while
Where the earth sloped so steeply that it was impossible to stand for a second upright, the man did not hesitate.
March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Yards, sports fields and other mowing areas are not always flat, and consumers should exercise caution when operating lawn mowers on uneven or sloped terrain.