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  • n. an upward slope
  • adj. in a direction up a slope
  • adv. up a slope


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From up- +‎ slope.


  • As the warm, moist air hit the Catskills and other mountains, it was forced upward, what meteorologists call upslope flow.

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  • The speakers orient themselves using the mountain slope where they live, with the words "upslope" and "downslope" corresponding roughly with south and north, respectively.

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  • Douglas firs that were normally found at lower elevations are beginning to be seen "upslope" in areas dominated by white firs and sugar pines, Gonzales said.


  • Overseas, the picture has been different, with Global English FREE! still on the upslope of a stunning, sixty-plus-year growth phase.

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  • All that saved the house from a yearly flood was a culvert under the driveway that led the upslope water safely away into an old irrigation ditch and the aspen grove below.

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  • We de-rig and duck walk upslope, taking the easy way to the top of a serac.

    Into the Heart of the Ice

  • The thorn tree thicket spread across the upslope and down the left and right, cut apart by the brook that ran uphill, against all nature.

    Crimson Wind

  • Crews have managed to keep the fire in Los Alamos Canyon several miles upslope from the federal laboratory, boosting confidence that it no longer posed an immediate threat to the facility or the nearby town.

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  • Him in her periphery, Treble Ann looked at the innocent hill, the pink flowers so delicate on the upslope, glowing faintly with the dropping sun.

    Good Country. People.

  • The dichotomy of the landscape struck him, with the lush, living countryside downslope, and the cold, dead wastes upslope.

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