acclivity

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acclivity

[ə′kliv·əd·ē]
(geology)
A slope that is ascending from a reference point.

acclivity

The upward slope of a hillside.
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If our past study is any indication, acclivities and initiatives that seem important and influential, at this point in time, will remain comparatively significant, even when evaluated in the context of the passage of time.
Were all the rocky crests and rugged acclivities of our country bounteously wooded once more, and kept so for a generation, our floods would be less injurious, our springs unfailing, and our streams more constant and equable; our blasts would be less bitter and our gales less destructive to fruit, we should have vastly more birds to delight us with their melody, and aid us with our not very successful war against devouring insects; we should grow peaches, cherries, and other delicate fruits which the violent caprices of our season and the remorseless devastation of our visible and insect enemies have all but annihilated; and we should keep more cows and make more milk on two-thirds of the land now devoted to grass than we actually do from the whole of it.