acclivous

acclivity

[uh-kliv-i-tee]
noun, plural acclivities.
an upward slope, as of ground; an ascent (opposed to declivity ).

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin acclīvitās, equivalent to acclīv(is) steep (ac- ac- + -clīvis, adj. derivative of clīvus slope) + -itās -ity

acclivitous, acclivous [uh-klahy-vuhs] , adjective
unacclivitous, adjective
unacclivitously, adverb
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acclivity (əˈklɪvɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
Compare declivity an upward slope, esp of the ground
 
[C17: from Latin acclīvitās, from acclīvis sloping up, steep]
 
ac'clivitous
 
adj
 
acclivous
 
adj

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acclivity
1610s, from L. acclivitas "an ascending direction, an upward steepness," from acclivis "mounting upwards, ascending," from ad- "up" + clivus "hill, a slope," from PIE *klei-wo-, suffixed form of *klei "to lean" (see lean (v.)).
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