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ramp (noun) 1. a sloping surface. 2. a moving staircase.

A ramp is a sloping surface connecting two areas of different levels. Ramps are used instead of staircases in some buildings for use by people who move about in wheelchairs or to be carried on stretchers. A road that leads on to or off from a main road is also a ramp. In airports the movable staircase that passengers use to board the plane and get off from the plane is a ramp.

  • The hospital has ramps for patients in wheelchairs to be moved up and down the floors. As the operation theatre is in II floor the patient in her wheel chair was taken there on the ramp.
  • As he was driving at a great speed he missed the ramp that led off from the motorway to the beach.
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