Definition of steepness in English:

steepness

noun

See steep

  • ‘By now the tandem pair were out of sight, but no doubt they shared the exhaustion and biting pain that burns through the legs as the gradient increases to punishing steepness.’
  • ‘Snow lies in an almost limitless variety of forms on slopes of varying steepness under constantly changing weather patterns.’
  • ‘The climb is brilliant and expectant, long and gentle, angled up the steepness to the edge of Bransdale.’
  • ‘Elevations in the sampled area ranged from 451 m to 548 m, with slopes varying in steepness from 1-68%.’
  • ‘This shaft also carries the main cogwheel which engages with a rack between the running rails on the section where the steepness of the gradient calls for its use.’

Pronunciation

steepness

/ˈstiːpnəs/