acclivity definition

  • noun:
    • An upward pitch, at the time of a hill.
    • A slope or interest associated with the earth, once the side of a hill, thought to be ascending, versus declivity, or descending; an upward pitch; ascent.
    • A slope or inclination of this earth, while the part of a hill, thought to be ascending, in opposition to declivity, or descending; an upward slope; ascent.
    • An upward slope or interest of planet, as side of a hill: opposed to declivity, or a slope regarded as descending.
    • particularly, in fortification, the talus of a rampart.
    • an upward slope or level (as with a road)

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