an upward slope, as of ground; an ascent (opposed to ).
historical examples

there, upon an acclivity, a tin plate was found on the ground.
essays on early ornithology and kindred subjects james r. mcclymont

the acclivity of these hills is such, that every tree appears full to the eye.
a tour in ireland arthur young

he then drew in the rein, and from the heights of the acclivity surveyed the plain over which he had p-ssed.
rookwood william harrison ainsworth

against the face of the acclivity, there was not much danger of their being seen.
the boy slaves mayne reid

it is beautifully situated on an acclivity of the northern chalk downs and on the river wey.
encyclopaedia britannica, 11th edition, volume 12, slice 6 various

let the ascent to it be not by steps 16 but by an acclivity of raised earth.
the antiquities of the jews flavius josephus

hard-heart had already crossed half the bottom, which lay between the acclivity and the water.
the prairie j. fenimore cooper

toiled up an acclivity and when on the top stood still and looked around me.
wild wales george borrow

from the edge of the wood leading up the acclivity are the tracks of horses and wheels—the wheels of cannon.
the collected works of ambrose bierce, vol. ii: in the midst of life: tales of soldiers and civilians ambrose bierce

at last, she sank down on one of the rocky steps of the acclivity.
the great stone face nathaniel hawthorne

noun (pl) -ties
an upward slope, esp of the ground compare declivity

1610s, from latin acclivitatem (nominative acclivitas) “an ascending direction, an upward steepness,” from acclivis “mounting upwards, ascending,” from ad- “up” (see ad-) + clivus “hill, a slope,” from pie -klei-wo-, suffixed form of -klei- “to lean” (see lean (v.)).

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