Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or quality of being steep.
  • n. The result or product of being steep.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Quality or state of being steep; precipitous declivity.
  • n. Height; loftiness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being steep, in any sense; precipitousness: as, the steepness of a hill or a roof.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the property possessed by a slope that is very steep

Etymologies

steep +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Viewed that way, it becomes a matter of semantics whether you want to call the steepness of this blade “singal” or “noise”.

    Climate Models – the Next Generation « Climate Audit

  • We believe that actually really because of the kind of steepness of the dose response of FBPase inhibitor we have historically observed and believed from how the mechanism works, that it's a potential of not having to increase the exposure by very much and in order to get a additional glucose lowering effect, but that's obviously something we're going to have to determine in the future.

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  • The Football Association, Premier League and Football League's position is that all-seat stadiums have been vital furniture in the game's rehabilitation after Hillsborough, and, crucially, that grounds have been rebuilt since without the steepness and configuration required for terracing.

    Fans' terrace campaign still standing but facing an uphill battle| David Conn

  • The designs are ambitious – ambitious enough that the Europa League final is scheduled to be hosted there next season – and on a visit last month, even veiled in snow, the half-built arena was undeniably impressive, the steepness of the stands suggesting a ground that could fizz with atmosphere.

    Romania's stadium for next year's Europa League final is in trouble

  • Because of the steepness of the grade, the client/guide ratio on the Matterhorn is one-to-one; I would be roped to my guide from start to finish.

    James M. Clash: Madness on the Matterhorn

  • Pine is arguably the best balance of steepness and directness when riding to Broadway.

    Google Maps for Bikes « PubliCola

  • The hills were definitely sufficient; there were options from “family” to “expert”, so you could choose your own steepness and speed.

    Snow Tubing « Biodork

  • I also remember the frightening steepness of the seating area.

    Susanne Mentzer: Childhood's Musical Kernels

  • That kind of steepness to an innovation curve is the kind of thing that all of a sudden the market can begin to pick up—not only because of the fuel savings, but also because that battery in that car provides great acceleration.

    They're Writing the Checks

  • "This spread tells me that the traders believe the drop off we've seen, at least the steepness of the slope of the drop off, is done."

    Market Eyes Chance for Small Caps to Jump

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