slope

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slope is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
slope

Plural
slopes

A big slope with snow on it, with many people using it to ski.
The slope of the line is the length \Delta y divided by the length \Delta x.
  1. A slope is one side of a hill.
  2. In math, the slope of a line is how far up it goes divided by how far along it goes.


Verb[change]

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.