# slope

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slope is part of the Basic English 850.

### Pronunciation

• (GA) IPA: /sloʊp/
• (RP) IPA: /sləʊp/
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## Noun

A big slope with snow on it, with many people using it to ski.
The slope of the line is the length ${\displaystyle \Delta y}$ divided by the length ${\displaystyle \Delta x}$.
1. A slope is one side of a hill.
We will have to climb up this slope to get to the top of the hill.
2. (mathematics) The slope of a line is how far up it goes divided by how far along it goes.
3. (vulgar) A slope is a person that is Chinese or of a race in East Asia.

## Verb

 Plain form slope Third-person singular slopes Past tense sloped Past participle sloped Present participle sloping
1. If something slopes, it goes either up or down.
The hill slopes down at this point.