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From 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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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,
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