hillslope
noun Date: 1829 hillside

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hillslope — noun A slope of a hill …   Wiktionary

  • hillslope —    A generic term for the steeper part of a hill between its summit and the drainage line, valley flat, or depression floor at the base of the hill.    Compare: mountain slope.    HP …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • hillslope — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : hillside …   Useful english dictionary

  • hillslope-profile position —    Discrete slope segments found along a transect line that runs perpendicular to the contour, beginning at a divide and descending to a lower, bounding stream channel or valley floor; a discrete piece of a two dimensional cross profile of a hill …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • hillslope terrace —    A raised, generally horizontal strip of earth and/or rock bounded by a down slope berm or retaining wall, constructed along a contour on a hillslope to make land suitable for tillage and to prevent accelerated erosion; common in steep terrain …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • valley — valleylike, adj. /val ee/, n., pl. valleys. 1. an elongated depression between uplands, hills, or mountains, esp. one following the course of a stream. 2. an extensive, more or less flat, and relatively low region drained by a great river system …   Universalium

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