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 History of this Word

"cline" is from "klinein" (to lean) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"-cline" is a type of suffix


A word ending that indicates that slope modifies the word. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-cline illustration The breathtaking 72.7 percent grade of the track near the top gives the Incline the unique distinction of being the steepest passenger railway in the world.
-cline illustration The present surface of anticlinal sandstone ridges and synclinal limestone hollows thus began to arise.