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English Dictionary: declivity by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
declivity
n
  1. a downward slope or bend [syn: descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope]
    Antonym(s): acclivity, ascent, climb, raise, rise, upgrade
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Declivity \De*cliv"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Declivities}. [L. declivitas,
      fr. declivis sloping, downhill; de + clivus a slope, a hill;
      akin to clinare to incline: cf. F. d[82]clivit[82]. See
      {Decline}.]
      1. Deviation from a horizontal line; gradual descent of
            surface; inclination downward; slope; -- opposed to
            acclivity, or ascent; the same slope, considered as
            descending, being a declivity, which, considered as
            ascending, is an acclivity.
  
      2. A descending surface; a sloping place.
  
                     Commodious declivities and channels for the passage
                     of the waters.                                    --Derham.
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