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slope

1. hills or foothills
2. Maths
a. (of a line) the tangent of the angle between the line and another line parallel to the x-axis
b. the first derivative of the equation of a curve at a given point
3. US slang derogatory a person from Southeast Asia, especially a Vietnamese

What does it mean when you dream about a slope?

A slope may indicate the direction one’s business or personal life is headed. An obtuse decline indicates a slow descent and a sharp incline suggests the dreamer needs to pay more attention to his or her responsibilities and also to the duties that others are obligated to perform on his or her behalf.

slope

[slōp]
(geology)
The inclined surface of any part of the earth's surface.
(mathematics)
The slope of a line through the points (x1, y1) and (x2, y2) is the number (y2-y1)/(x2-x1).
The slope of a curve at a point p is the slope of the tangent line to the curve at p.
(navigation)
The projection of a flight path in the vertical plane.

slope

1. See grade.
2. Seepitch, 3.
3.See incline.
References in classic literature ?
I remember that the other day, when we passed the shanty of that Pike County family on the slope, there were three women at the door, and one of them said something that made poor little Kearney turn white and pink alternately, and dance with suppressed rage.
Bid thy people pass to the right and to the left of me, and stand in all their numbers upon the slopes of the grass that run down to the lips of the rift.
Once in the forest that clothed the mountain slopes the baboons advanced more slowly.
It was one in the morning when we arrived at the first slopes of the mountain; but to gain access to them we must venture through the difficult paths of a vast copse.
I saw a crowd of them upon the slopes, looking furtively at me.
Every minute a fresh gun came into position until, before twilight, every copse, every row of suburban villas on the hilly slopes about Kingston and Richmond, masked an expectant black muzzle.
she is like a picture in the spring, This lake of Shang, with the wild hills gathering Into a winding garden at the base Of stormless waters; pines, deep blue, enlace The lessening slopes, and broken moonlight gleams Across the waves like pearls we thread in dreams.
They climbed the wooded slopes of Parnassus and soon reached its breezy upland valleys; but as the sun was beginning to beat upon the fields, fresh-risen from the slow still currents of Oceanus, they came to a mountain dell.
Charley greatly admired the construction of the new vehicle, and felt certain that it would outstrip any other sled that ever dashed adown the long slopes of the Common.
A few summer weeks among mountains, a lifetime among green meadows and placid slopes, with outlines forever new, because continually fading out of the memory--such would be my sober choice.
I have often thought so when, in foreign countries, where the fields and woods have looked to me like our English Loamshire--the rich land tilled with just as much care, the woods rolling down the gentle slopes to the green meadows--I have come on sormething by the roadside which has reminded me that I am not in Loamshire: an image of a great agony--the agony of the Cross.
The Dardanians were led by brave Aeneas, whom Venus bore to Anchises, when she, goddess though she was, had lain with him upon the mountain slopes of Ida.