from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A downward slope.
  • adverb & adjective At or in the direction of a lower point on a slope.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a downward slope.

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  • adjective in a direction down a slope
  • adverb down a slope
  • noun a descent or declivity

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  • noun a downward slope or bend


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