# slope

slope is part of the Basic English 850.

## Noun

 Singular slope
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

 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.