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gradation

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noun gra·da·tion \grā-ˈdā-shən, grə-\

Simple Definition of gradation

  • : a small difference between two points or parts that can be seen in something that changes gradually

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gradation

  1. 1 a :  a series forming successive stages b :  a step or place in an ordered scale

  2. 2 :  an advance by regular degrees

  3. 3 :  a gradual passing from one tint or shade to another

  4. 4 :  the act or process of grading

  5. 5 :  ablaut

gradational play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
gradationally adverb


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