Definition of Steepness

1. Noun. The property possessed by a slope that is very steep.

Exact synonyms: Abruptness, Precipitousness
Generic synonyms: Gradient, Slope
Derivative terms: Abrupt, Precipitous, Steep, Steep
Antonyms: Gradualness

Definition of Steepness

1. n. Quality or state of being steep; precipitous declivity; as, the steepnessof a hill or a roof.

Definition of Steepness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being steep. ¹

2. Noun. The result or product of being steep. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Steepness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Steepness

steeplebushes
steeplechase
steeplechaser
steeplechasers
steeplechases
steeplechasing
steeplechasings
steepled
steeplejack
steeplejacks
steepleless
steeplelike
steeples
steepling
steeply
steepness (current term)
steepnesses
steeps
steepup
steepy
steer
steer clear
steer roping
steerable
steerage
steerages
steerageway
steerageways
steered
steerer

Literary usage of Steepness

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1. The Grammar of Science by Karl Pearson (1900)
"Hence the fundamental problem in such motions is to ascertain the map and the time-chart.1 § IO.—steepness and Slope If we examine the time-chart we see ..."

2. Dwarf Mistletoes: Biology, Pathology, and Systematics by Frank G. Hawksworth, Delbert Wiens (1998)
"steepness of Slope The incidence of dwarf mistletoe varies with respect to slope angle, categorized as gentle for slopes <10%, moderate for slopes 10 to 30% ..."

3. The Alphabet of Economic Science by Philip Henry Wicksteed (1888)
"But steepness of tangent at P = steepness of curve at P = rate at which y is growing at P. To ... Therefore the steepness of the curve at the points Pj, P2, ..."

4. The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical by John Britton, Joseph Nightingale, James Norris Brewer, John Evans, John Hodgson, Francis Charles Laird, Frederic Shoberl, John Bigland, Thomas Rees, Thomas Hood, John Harris, Edward Wedlake Brayley (1802)
"... where the steepness of the hill rendered such a defence unnecessary." ployed in the exportation of coals to Ireland ; and in the im- •porting of timber, ..."

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