A mining excavation in the form of a terrace of steps.
* 2006 , Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day , Vintage 2007, page 318,
- The other smell that worked its way into your clothes, your skin, your spirit, believed here to rise by way of long-deserted drifts and stopes , from the everyday atmosphere of Hell itself.
* stope assay plan
* stope board
* stope fillings
* stope hoist
* stope pillar
(mining) To excavate in the form of stopes.
(mining) To fill in with rubbish, as a space from which the ore has been worked out.
An area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward.
The degree to which a surface tends upward or downward.
- I had to climb a small slope to get to the site.
(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 road has a very sharp downward slope at that point.
(mathematics) The slope of the line tangent to a curve at a given point.
- The slope of this line is 0.5
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 a parabola increases linearly with ''x''.
(vulgar, highly offensive, ethnic slur) A person of Chinese or other East Asian descent.
- The slope of an asphalt shingle roof system should be 4:12 or greater.
* (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
(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.
* ski slope
* slippery slope
* (Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
* (John Milton) (1608-1674)
- A bank not steep, but gently slope .
- Down the slope hills.