Definition of incline noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

BrE BrE//ˈɪnklaɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnklaɪn//
 
(formal) a slope a steep/slight incline
Word Origin Middle English (originally in the sense ‘bend (the head or body) towards something’); formerly also as encline): from Old French encliner, from Latin inclinare, from in- ‘towards’ + clinare ‘to bend’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: incline

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