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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a downward slope or bend;
[syn: descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Declivity \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. [1913 Webster] 2. A descending surface; a sloping place. [1913 Webster] Commodious declivities and channels for the passage of the waters. --Derham. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

declivity n 1: a downward slope or bend [syn: descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope] [ant: acclivity, ascent, climb, raise, rise, upgrade]