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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.
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In another study, Hedge, McCrobie, Land, Morimoto, and Rodriguez (1995) investigated negatively sloped keyboards in a corporate office in Phoenix, Arizona.
In a third study of negatively sloped keyboards, Albin (1997) measured the wrist extension of users typing on a conventional keyboard supported by a platform sloped at three angles: horizontal, positive, and negative.
In summary, it appears from the literature that negatively sloped computer keyboards do reduce wrist extension.
Results from this laboratory study can form the basis for a field study of computer users who type on sloped keyboards to ascertain whether sloping a keyboard negatively reduces wrist extension angl e in actual work situations.
She argued that the defendants were negligent in: 1) constructing or maintaining the sloped area by covering it with loose gravel while knowing that pedestrians would walk on it; 2) constructing or maintaining the sidewalk without a railing to prevent pedestrians from stepping from the sidewalk to the slope; and 3) failing to warn of the danger of stepping from the sidewalk to the slope.