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Meaning of DECLIVITY

Pronunciation:  di'klivitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a downward slope or bend
 

DECLIVITY is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: declension, declination, decline, descent, downslope, fall
 
 Antonyms: acclivity, ascent, climb, raise, rise, upgrade
 
 See Also: downhill, incline, side, slope, steep

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*cliv"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Declivities}. [L. declivitas,
fr. declivis sloping, downhill; de + clivus a slope, a hill;
akin to clinare to incline: cf. F. d['e]clivit['e]. See
{Decline}.]
1. Deviation from a horizontal line; gradual descent of
   surface; inclination downward; slope; -- opposed to
   acclivity, or ascent; the same slope, considered as
   descending, being a declivity, which, considered as
   ascending, is an acclivity.

2. A descending surface; a sloping place.

         Commodious declivities and channels for the passage
         of the waters.                        --Derham.

 

 

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