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acclivity Line breaks: ac¦cliv|ity
Pronunciation: /əˈklɪvɪti/

Definition of acclivity in English:

noun (plural acclivities)

An upward slope.
Example sentences
  • An acclivity that wasn't present before came up.
  • Here and there, towers were perched high up on acclivities which seemed almost inaccessible.
  • Happily these acclivities wound up the interior of the volcano and favored their ascent.


Example sentences
  • Driving to the same direction and following the acclivitous and tortuous roads, you reach the small village of Tsada, which is under development.
  • Stairway to the stars: Mechanical engineering student Alex Frakking caught this acclivitous view of the future Accelerator Centre building on the north campus the other night.
  • We cross over the crest ‘Laimos’ and thereafter, we overtake with great caution an acclivitous cliff to get to an immense balcony at ‘Skourta’ location, 2.475m.


Early 17th century: from Latin acclivitas, from acclivis, from ad- 'towards' + clivus 'a slope'.

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