Incline

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Incline, inclined, inclining, or inclination may refer to:

  • Grade (slope), the tilt, steepness, or angle from horizontal of a topographic feature (hillside, meadow, etc.) or constructed element (road, railway, field, etc.)
  • Slope, the tilt, steepness, or angle from horizontal of a line (in math and geometry)

It can also refer to:

  • Cable railway, a steeply graded railway that uses a cable or rope to haul trains
  • Funicular (or funicular railway, a type of cable railway), a cable railway in which a cable attached moves cars up and down a steep slope
  • Incline, California
  • Inclined loop, a feature found on some roller coasters
  • Inclined orbit, an orbit that does not lie on the equatorial plane
  • Inclined plane, a flat surface whose endpoints are at different heights
  • Inclined rig, a method of rigging a sail to direct the force of the sails in such a way as to reduce heeling
  • Inclined tower, a tower that was intentionally built at an incline
  • Inclining test, a test that determines a ship's stability and the coordinates of its center of gravity
  • Orbital inclination, the tilt of an object's orbit around a celestial body

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