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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.
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slope

1. See grade.
2. Seepitch, 3.
3.See incline.
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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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References in classic literature ?
The pastoral slopes of the valley below were cloaked in lustre-leather: the rare watercourses along the road had faded from the waiting eye and ear; it seemed as if the long and dry summer had even invaded the close-set ranks of pines, and had blown a simoom breath through the densest woods, leaving its charred red ashes on every leaf and spray along the tunnelled shade.
To get to the beach I should have to go through the trees where the shadows lurked, and down a bushy slope.
Then, standing far beneath, he lifted up his voice, and it reached the thousands of those who clustered upon the slopes. It seemed still and small, yet it came to them faintly like the voice of one speaking from a mountain-top in a time of snow:--
He sang it in a still, small voice, but, line after line, his song was caught up by the thousands who stood on the slopes above, and thundered to the heavens till the mountains shook with its sound.
The regularity with which their length diminished served to indicate that somewhere up the slope the last line would be so short as to have scarcely length at all, and that beyond could come only a point.
Pocket"--for so the man familiarly addressed the imaginary point above him on the slope, crying out:
Before him was the smooth slope, spangled with flowers and made sweet with their breath.
Then, this study indicates the contribution of two new arctangent and tangent similarity measures of NNs and their slope stability assessment method for assessing slope stability problems in NN setting.
One factor that actually makes it fairly reasonable to accept a tailwind is downhill runway slope. Even then, the slope can be exasperating because runways like these are usually situated with other constraints, like hills, trees, cliffs and canyons, which can often make a sloping strip a one-way-in and one-way-out affair.
In a joint statement, the two groups said the moratorium should be imposed to allow the state to conduct a comprehensive check on all hill slopes, take remedial actions and conduct hill slope rehabilitations.
The Slovak Jasna and Tatranska Lomnica ski resorts were among the ones that earned awards, the TASR newswire reported.The resorts were evaluated according to several criteria, such as the offer of ski slopes, the quality of ski slopes, the accessibility of the resort and accommodation.
Smartsheet (NYSE: SMAR), a Washington, US-based work execution platform, has announced it has acquired Seattle, US-based TernPro, Inc., makers of Slope, an application to help teams collaborate and manage create work, the company said.