English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
French , from déclivité Latin / declivitatem , from dēclīvitās ( dēclivis “ a sloping downward ”), from ( de “ down ”) + ( clīvus “ a slope ”), from Proto-Indo-European , from *ḱleywo- Proto-Indo-European ( *ḱley- “ to lean ”) (English ). lean 
Pronunciation [ edit ]
declivity ( plural ) declivities
( geomorphology ) the downward slope of a hill
1899, Joseph Conrad, , Heart of Darkness section 1
A rocky cliff appeared, mounds of turned–up earth by the shore, houses on a hill, others with iron roofs, amongst a waste of excavations, or hanging to the
declivity. a downward
bend in a path
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References [ edit ]
^ “ declivity” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).