"slope" in the noun sense
1. slope, incline, side
an elevated geological formation
"he climbed the steep slope"
"the house was built on the side of a mountain"
2. gradient, slope
the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal
"a five-degree gradient"
"slope" in the verb sense
1. slope, incline, pitch
be at an angle
"The terrain sloped down"
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