# Definition:Slope/Curve

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## Definition

Let $P$ be a point on a curve $C$.

The **slope** of $C$ at $P$ is defined as the slope of the tangent to $C$ at $P$.

## Sources

- 1998: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**slope**:**2.** - 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**slope**:**2.**