Slope vs Landslip - What's the difference?

slope | landslip |


As nouns the difference between slope and landslip

is that slope is an area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward while landslip is the sliding of a mass of land down a slope or cliff; a landslide.

As a verb slope

is (label) to tend steadily upward or downward.

As an adjective slope

is (obsolete) sloping.

As an adverb slope

is (obsolete) slopingly.

slope

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward.
  • I had to climb a small slope to get to the site.
  • The degree to which a surface tends upward or downward.
  • The road has a very sharp downward slope at that point.
  • (mathematics) The ratio of the vertical and horizontal distances between two points on a line; zero if the line is horizontal, undefined if it is vertical.
  • The slope of this line is 0.5
  • (mathematics) The slope of the line tangent to a curve at a given point.
  • The slope of a parabola increases linearly with ''x''.
  • The angle a roof surface makes with the horizontal, expressed as a ratio of the units of vertical rise to the units of horizontal length (sometimes referred to as run).
  • The slope of an asphalt shingle roof system should be 4:12 or greater.
  • (vulgar, highly offensive, ethnic slur) A person of Chinese or other East Asian descent.
  • Synonyms

    * (area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward) bank, embankment, gradient, hill, incline * (degree to which a surface tends upward or downward) gradient * (mathematics) first derivative, gradient * Chinaman, Chink

    Verb

    (slop)
  • (label) To tend steadily upward or downward.
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  • (label) To form with a slope; to give an oblique or slanting direction to; to incline or slant.
  • To try to move surreptitiously.
  • (label) To hold a rifle at a slope with forearm perpendicular to the body in front holding the butt, the rifle resting on the shoulder.
  • Derived terms

    * ski slope * slippery slope * sloping

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Sloping.
  • * (Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • A bank not steep, but gently slope .
  • * (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • Down the slope hills.

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • (obsolete) slopingly
  • (Milton)

    Anagrams

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    landslip

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The sliding of a mass of land down a slope or cliff; a landslide