A number which is used to indicate the
steepness of a curve at a particular point. The slope of a curve
at a point is defined to be the slope of the tangent
line. Thus
the slope of a curve at a point is found using the derivative.

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Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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