Definition of Downward-sloping

1. Adjective. Sloping down rather steeply.

Exact synonyms: Declivitous, Downhill
Similar to: Descending
Derivative terms: Declivity, Downhill

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Downward-sloping

downtrod
downtrodden
downtroddenness
downtube
downtubes
downturn
downturned
downturns
downvote
downvoted
downvotes
downvoting
downward
downward(a)
downward(ip)
downward-sloping (current term)
downward drainage
downward spiral
downwardly
downwardness
downwardnesses
downwards
downwarp
downwash
downwashes
downweed
downweigh
downweighed
downweighing
downweighs

Literary usage of Downward-sloping

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1. Zoe: A Biological Journal by Townshend Stith Brandegee, Katharine Layne Brandegee (1908)
"This tree, growing in regions of Himalaya where heavy snowfalls are not unfrequent, possesses while young characteristically downward sloping branches. ..."

2. Structural Adjustment and Intersectoral Shifts in Tanzania: A Computable by Peter Wobst (2001)
"In the opposite case, where national exports do influence world market prices, the economy faces a downward sloping demand curve, and its respective export ..."

3. East-West Migration: The Alternatives by Richard Layard (1992)
"In chapter 3 we presented the standard analysis of the economic effects of migration, in which there is taken to be a downward-sloping demand for labor in ..."

4. Metallurgy: An Introduction to the Study of Physical Metallurgy by Walter Rosenhain (1914)
"Now if we pursue this analogy a little further we shall expect to find that, just as a downward sloping branch of a liquids generally meets another downward ..."

5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Bent downward; sloping gently away from the general surface or the part behind: specifically used in entomology: as, the sides of the elytra are ..."

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