Slope vs. Slant

Slope vs. Slant — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Slope and Slant

Slopenoun

An area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward.

I had to climb a small slope to get to the site.

Slantnoun

A slope; an incline, inclination.

The house was built on a bit of a slant and was never quite level.

Slopenoun

The degree to which a surface tends upward or downward.

The road has a very sharp downward slope at that point.

Slantnoun

A sloped surface or line.

Slopenoun

(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

Slantnoun

(mining) A run: a heading driven diagonally between the dip and strike of a coal seam.

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Slopenoun

(mathematics) The slope of the line tangent to a curve at a given point.

The slope of a parabola increases linearly with x.

Slantnoun

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Slopenoun

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.

Slantnoun

An oblique movement or course.

Slopenoun

A person of Chinese or other East Asian descent.

Slantnoun

(biology) A sloping surface in a culture medium.

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Slopeverb

(intransitive) To tend steadily upward or downward.

The road slopes sharply down at that point.

Slantnoun

A pan with a sloped bottom used for holding paintbrushes.

Slopeverb

(transitive) To form with a slope; to give an oblique or slanting direction to; to incline or slant.

to slope the ground in a garden;to slope a piece of cloth in cutting a garment

Slantnoun

A container or surface bearing shallow sloping areas to hold watercolors.

Slopeverb

To try to move surreptitiously.

I sloped in through the back door, hoping my boss wouldn't see me.

Slantnoun

A sarcastic remark; shade, an indirect mocking insult.

Slopeverb

(military) To hold a rifle at a slope with forearm perpendicular to the body in front holding the butt, the rifle resting on the shoulder.

The order was given to "slope arms".

Slantnoun

(slang) An opportunity, particularly to go somewhere.

Slopeadjective

(obsolete) Sloping.

Slantnoun

A crime committed for the purpose of being apprehended and transported to a major settlement.

Slopeadverb

(obsolete) slopingly

Slantnoun

A point of view, an angle; a bias.

It was a well written article, but it had a bit of a leftist slant.

Slopenoun

an elevated geological formation;

he climbed the steep slopethe house was built on the side of the mountain

Slantnoun

(US) A look, a glance.

Slopenoun

the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal;

a five-degree gradient

Slantnoun

A person with slanting eyes, particularly an East Asian.

Slopeverb

be at an angle;

The terrain sloped down

Slantverb

(ambitransitive) To lean, tilt or incline.

If you slant the track a little more, the marble will roll down it faster.

Slantverb

(transitive) To bias or skew.

The group tends to slant its policies in favor of the big businesses it serves.

Slantverb

To lie or exaggerate.

Slantadjective

Sloping; oblique; slanted.

Slantnoun

a biased way of looking at or presenting something

Slantnoun

degree of deviation from a horizontal plane;

the roof had a steep pitch

Slantverb

lie obliquely;

A scar slanted across his face

Slantverb

present with a bias;

He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders

Slantverb

to incline or bend from a vertical position;

She leaned over the banister

Slantverb

heel over;

The tower is tiltingThe ceiling is slanting