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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. an upward slope or grade (as in a road);
- Example: "the car couldn't make it up the rise"
[syn: ascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgrade]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Acclivity \Ac*cliv"i*ty\, n.; pl. Acclivities. [L. acclivitas, fr. acclivis, acclivus, ascending; ad + clivus a hill, slope, fr. root kli to lean. See Lean.] A slope or inclination of the earth, as the side of a hill, considered as ascending, in opposition to declivity, or descending; an upward slope; ascent. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

acclivity n 1: an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise" [syn: ascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgrade] [ant: declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, downslope, fall]