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Meaning of STEEPNESS

Pronunciation:  st'eepnus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the property possessed by a slope that is very steep
 

STEEPNESS is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: abruptness, precipitousness
 
 Antonyms: gentleness, gradualness
 
 See Also: gradient, slope

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Steep"ness\, n.
1. Quality or state of being steep; precipitous declivity;
   as, the steepnessof a hill or a roof.

2. Height; loftiness. [Obs.] --Chapman.

 

 

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