Definitions for: Inclined

[adj] used especially of the head or upper back; "a bent head and sloping shoulders"
[adj] at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position; "an inclined plane"

Webster (1913) Definition: In*clined", p. p. & a.
1. Having a leaning or tendency towards, or away from, a
thing; disposed or moved by wish, desire, or judgment; as,
a man inclined to virtue. ``Each pensively inclined.''

2. (Math.) Making an angle with some line or plane; -- said
of a line or plane.

3. (Bot.) Bent out of a perpendicular position, or into a
curve with the convex side uppermost.

Inclined plane. (Mech.)
(a) A plane that makes an oblique angle with the plane of
the horizon; a sloping plane. When used to produce
pressure, or as a means of moving bodies, it is one of
the mechanical powers, so called.
(b) (Railroad & Canal) An inclined portion of track, on
which trains or boats are raised or lowered from one
level to another.

Synonyms: aslant, aslope, atilt, bent, bevel, beveled, bowed, cant, canted, diagonal, high-pitched, leaning, low-pitched, pitched, salient(ip), sidelong, skew, skewed, slanted, slanting, sloped, sloping, tilted, tipped, unerect

Antonyms: horizontal, perpendicular, vertical

See Also: gradual, oblique

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