## SLOPE

### Slope

In mathematics, the**slope**or

**gradient**of a line is a number that describes both the

*direction*and the

*steepness*of the line. Slope is often denoted by the letter

*m*.

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### slope

#### Noun

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- An area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward.
*I had to climb a small***slope**to get to the site.

- The degree to which a surface tends upward or downward.
*The road has a very sharp downward***slope**at that point.

- The ratio of the vertical and horizontal distances between two points on a line; zero if the line is horizontal, undefined if it is vertical.
*The***slope**of this line is 0.5

- The slope of the line tangent to a curve at a given point.
*The*x**slope**of a parabola increases linearly with*.*

- The angle a roof surface makes with the horizontal, expressed as a ratio of the units of vertical rise to the units of horizontal length (sometimes referred to as run).
*The***slope**of an asphalt shingle roof system should be 4:12 or greater.

- A person of Chinese or other East Asian descent.

#### Verb

- To tend steadily upward or downward.
- To form with a slope; to give an oblique or slanting direction to; to incline or slant.
- To try to move surreptitiously.
- To hold a rifle at a slope with forearm perpendicular to the body in front holding the butt, the rifle resting on the shoulder.

#### Adjective

- Sloping.

#### Adverb

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