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  1. steep slope

    A Steilhang (pl: Steilhänge) is a geoscientific term for a steep mountainside or hillside (or a part thereof), the average slope of which is greater than 1:2 or 30°. Leser defines a steilhang as a mountainside with an incline of between 16° and 60°, slopes of between 30° and 60° being described as "very steep" (übersteil) and anything over 60° being a rock face (wand).The term is German for "steep slope/mountainside/hillside", "escarpment" or "steep face". The word hang in this compound is derived from hängen, "to hang". Also compare the British English word hanger (from Old English hangra) for a steep wooded slope (compare Hanger Lane), or used to mean woods on steep hillsides, e.g. for the East Hampshire Hangers.


  1. Steep slope

    Locations with large rise over run (vertical to horizontal) change.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of steep slope in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of steep slope in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Major General Binoj Basnet:

    It was found on a steep slope, based on information from the Nepali army, the site has been spotted.

  2. Anthony Fauci:

    We're entering into what really is a precarious situation because we're in the middle of a steep slope.

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