Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An upward slope.
  • adverb & adjective At or in the direction of a higher point on a slope.

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  • noun an upward slope
  • adjective in a direction up a slope
  • adverb up a slope

Etymologies

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From up- +‎ slope.

Examples

  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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

  • 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.

    Bird Cloud

  • 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.

    Bird Cloud

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