The definition of a gradient is a rate of an incline.(noun)
An example of a gradient is the rate at which a mountain gets steeper.
See gradient in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L gradiens (gen. gradientis), prp. of gradi, to step: see grade
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noun Abbr. grad.
Origin: Perhaps grade
Origin: + -ient
Origin: , as in quotient.
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