# slope

(redirected from slopes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Idioms.
Related to slopes: Slope intercept form

## 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.
The projection of a flight path in the vertical plane.

## slope

2. Seepitch, 3.
3.See incline.
References in classic literature ?
Again there was a sudden disruption, and another part of the slope sank to rise no more; but this time she felt herself seized by the waist and dragged back.
It is sluicing off the gravel, deepening the ditch, and altering the slope which was the old bend of the river.
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.
Now, for a while, Chaka watched the long black snake of men winding towards him across the plain till the messengers met them and the snake began to climb the slope of the hill.
I walked to the left along the slope, turning my head about and peering this way and that among the straight stems of the trees.
I gave one more look into the blue shadows that had swallowed up this odd creature, and then retraced my way down the slope towards the stream, going as I judged in the direction from which I had come.
Their rear ranks were already passing out of sight ere the new-comers were urging their panting, foaming horses up the slope which had been the scene of that long drawn and bloody fight.
The slope eased off, at length we could be detached, and Croz and I, dashed away, ran a neck-and-neck race, which ended in a dead heat.
By this time they had passed beyond Frome's earshot and he could only follow the shadowy pantomime of their silhouettes as they continued to move along the crest of the slope above him.
Its icy slope, scored by innumerable runners, looked like a mirror scratched by travellers at an inn.
Below was a little valley and beyond a long, gently-rising slope with snug farmsteads scattered along it.
It was a practised eye that travelled up the slope to the crumbling canyon-wall and back and down again to the edge of the pool.

Site: Follow: Share:
Open / Close