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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kliv-i-tee]
    • /əˈklɪv ɪ ti/
    • /ə.ˈklɪ.vɪ.ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kliv-i-tee]
    • /əˈklɪv ɪ ti/

Definitions of acclivity word

  • noun acclivity an upward slope, esp of the ground 3
  • noun acclivity an upward slope of ground 3
  • noun plural acclivity an upward slope, as of ground; an ascent (opposed to declivity). 1
  • noun acclivity An upward slope. 1
  • noun acclivity (geomorphology) 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. 0

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Origin of acclivity

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
1605-15; < Latin acclīvitās, equivalent to acclīv(is) steep (ac- ac- + -clīvis, adj. derivative of clīvus slope) + -itās -ity

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Parts of speech for Acclivity


acclivity popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

acclivity usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acclivity

noun acclivity

  • rise — to get up from a lying, sitting, or kneeling posture; assume an upright position: She rose and walked over to greet me. With great effort he rose to his knees.
  • upgrade — an incline going up in the direction of movement.
  • hill — the small hill in Washington, D.C., on which the Capitol stands.
  • incline — to deviate from the vertical or horizontal; slant.
  • ascent — An ascent is an upward journey, especially when you are walking or climbing.

verb acclivity

  • raise — to move to a higher position; lift up; elevate: to raise one's hand; sleepy birds raising their heads and looking about.
  • climb — If you climb something such as a tree, mountain, or ladder, or climb up it, you move towards the top of it. If you climb down it, you move towards the bottom of it.

Antonyms for acclivity

verb acclivity

  • fall — to come or drop down suddenly to a lower position, especially to leave a standing or erect position suddenly, whether voluntarily or not: to fall on one's knees.

noun acclivity

  • decline — If something declines, it becomes less in quantity, importance, or strength.
  • descent — A descent is a movement from a higher to a lower level or position.
  • declivity — a downward slope, esp of the ground
  • downslope — A downward slope.

Top questions with acclivity

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