declivity definition

  • noun:
    • A downward pitch, as of a hill.
    • the downward pitch of a hill
    • a downward flex in a path
    • Deviation from a horizontal line; progressive descent of area; desire downward; pitch; -- against acclivity, or ascent; exactly the same pitch, considered as descending, being a declivity, which, thought to be ascending, is an acclivity.
    • A descending area; a sloping location.
    • A downward slope.
    • In entomology, part gently sloping away from the basic airplane of a surface.
    • a downward pitch or flex

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