## SLOPE

### Slope

In mathematics, the slope or gradient of a line is a number that describes both the direction and the steepness of the line. Slope is often denoted by the letter m.

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### slope

#### Noun

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1. An area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward.
I had to climb a small slope to get to the site.
2. The degree to which a surface tends upward or downward.
The road has a very sharp downward slope at that point.
3. The ratio of the vertical and horizontal distances between two points on a line; zero if the line is horizontal, undefined if it is vertical.
The slope of this line is 0.5
4. The slope of the line tangent to a curve at a given point.
The slope of a parabola increases linearly with x.
5. The angle a roof surface makes with the horizontal, expressed as a ratio of the units of vertical rise to the units of horizontal length (sometimes referred to as run).
The slope of an asphalt shingle roof system should be 4:12 or greater.
6. A person of Chinese or other East Asian descent.

#### Verb

1. To tend steadily upward or downward.
2. To form with a slope; to give an oblique or slanting direction to; to incline or slant.
3. To try to move surreptitiously.
4. To hold a rifle at a slope with forearm perpendicular to the body in front holding the butt, the rifle resting on the shoulder.