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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
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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.

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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

slope

1. See grade.
2. Seepitch, 3.
3.See incline.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

signal slope

In a chip, the time it takes for a signal to switch from 0 to 1 or 1 to 0. Although extremely fast, it is not instantaneous and can be measured in picoseconds (ps) and nanoseconds (ns).
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