Gradation Definition

grā-dāshən
gradations
noun
gradations
A gradual change by steps or stages from one condition, quality, etc. to another.
Webster's New World
The act or process of forming or arranging in grades, stages, or steps.
Webster's New World
A step, stage, or degree in a graded series; transitional stage.
The many gradations between good and bad.
Webster's New World
A gradual or barely perceptible change from one tone or shade, as of color, to another.
American Heritage
The process of wearing away high areas of land by erosion and building up low areas by deposition.
Webster's New World
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verb
To form with gradations.
Wiktionary
other
The proportion of particles (such as sand grains) of a given size within a sample of particulate material, such as soil or sandstone.
American Heritage Science

Other Word Forms of Gradation

Noun

Singular:
gradation
Plural:
gradations

Origin of Gradation

  • Latin gradātiō gradātiōn- from gradus step grade

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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