# The difference between Chinaman and Slope

When used as nouns, chinaman means a left arm unorthodox spin bowler, whereas slope means an area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward.

Slope is also adverb with the meaning: slopingly.

Slope is also verb with the meaning: to tend steadily upward or downward.

Slope is also adjective with the meaning: sloping.

check bellow for the other definitions of Chinaman and Slope

1. Chinaman as a noun (cricket):

A left arm unorthodox spin bowler.

2. Chinaman as a noun (cricket):

A ball, bowled by a left arm unorthodox spin bowler, with the wrist action of a leg break, but which spins from off to leg for a right-handed batsman.

3. Chinaman as a noun (cricket):

Such a ball bowled with the action of a googly.

1. Slope as a noun:

An area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward.

###### Examples:

"I had to climb a small slope to get to the site."

2. Slope as a noun:

The degree to which a surface tends upward or downward.

###### Examples:

"The road has a very sharp downward slope at that point."

3. Slope as a noun (mathematics):

The ratio of the vertical and horizontal distances between two points on a line; zero if the line is horizontal, undefined if it is vertical.

###### Examples:

"The slope of this line is 0.5"

4. Slope as a noun (mathematics):

The slope of the line tangent to a curve at a given point.

###### Examples:

"The slope of a parabola increases linearly with ''x''."

5. Slope as a noun:

The angle a roof surface makes with the horizontal, expressed as a ratio of the units of vertical rise to the units of horizontal length (sometimes referred to as run).

###### Examples:

"The slope of an asphalt shingle roof system should be 4:12 or greater."

6. Slope as a noun (vulgar, highly offensive, ethnic slur):

A person of Chinese or other East Asian descent.

1. Slope as a verb (intransitive):

To tend steadily upward or downward.

###### Examples:

"The road slopes sharply down at that point."

2. Slope as a verb (transitive):

To form with a slope; to give an oblique or slanting direction to; to incline or slant.

###### Examples:

"to slope the ground in a garden; to slope a piece of cloth in cutting a garment"

3. Slope as a verb (colloquial, usually, followed by a preposition):

To try to move surreptitiously.

###### Examples:

"I sloped in through the back door, hoping my boss wouldn't see me."

4. Slope as a verb (military):

To hold a rifle at a slope with forearm perpendicular to the body in front holding the butt, the rifle resting on the shoulder.

###### Examples:

"The order was given to "slope arms"."

1. Slope as an adjective (obsolete):

Sloping.

1. Slope as an adverb (obsolete):

slopingly

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