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ac·cliv·i·ty

 (ə-klĭv′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. ac·cliv·i·ties
An upward slope, as of a hill.

[Latin acclīvitās, from acclīvis, uphill : ad-, ad- + clīvus, slope; see klei- in Indo-European roots.]

ac·cliv′i·tous (-ĭ-təs) adj.
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acclivity

(əˈklɪvɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
an upward slope, esp of the ground. Compare declivity
[C17: from Latin acclīvitās, from acclīvis sloping up, steep]
acˈclivitous, acclivous adj
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ac•cliv•i•ty

(əˈklɪv ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
an upward slope, as of ground; an ascent (opposed to declivity).
[1605–15; < Latin acclīvitās <acclīv(is) steep]
ac•cliv′i•tous, ac•cli•vous (əˈklaɪ vəs) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acclivity - an upward slope or grade (as in a road)acclivity - an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise"
incline, slope, side - an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
uphill - the upward slope of a hill
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acclivity

noun
An upward slope:
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acclivity

[əˈklɪvɪtɪ] Nsubida f, cuesta f
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acclivity

n (form)Hang m
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References in classic literature ?
Here and there, towers were perched high up on acclivities which seemed almost inaccessible.
From the verge of the water the land rises uniformly on all sides, with green and sloping acclivities, until from gently rolling hill-sides and moderate elevations it insensibly swells into lofty and majestic heights, whose blue outlines, ranged all around, close in the view.
Sometimes these unwieldy animals were seen moving in long procession across the silent landscape; at other times they were scattered about, singly or in groups, on the broad, enameled prairies and green acclivities, some cropping the rich pasturage, others reclining amidst the flowery herbage; the whole scene realizing in a manner the old Scriptural descriptions of the vast pastoral countries of the Orient, with "cattle upon a thousand hills."