Definitions for gradationgreɪˈdeɪ ʃən
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relative position in a graded series
"always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions"
a degree of ablaut
the act of arranging in grades
A sequence of gradual, successive stages; a systematic progression.
A passing by small degrees from one tone or shade, as of color, to another. See Synonyms at nuance.
The act of gradating or arranging in grades.
A gradual change within one parameter, or an overlapping of two blocks of sound.
the act of progressing by regular steps or orderly arrangement; the state of being graded or arranged in ranks; as, the gradation of castes
the act or process of bringing to a certain grade
any degree or relative position in an order or series
a gradual passing from one tint to another or from a darker to a lighter shade, as in painting or drawing
a diatonic ascending or descending succession of chords
to form with gradations
Origin: [L. gradatio: cf. F. gradation. See Grade.]
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“The literal record was not a hopelessly and imperfect fraction of truly insensible gradation within large populations but an accurate reflection of the actual process identified by evolutionists as the chief motor of biological change. The theory of punctuated equilibrium was, in its initial formulation, little more than this insight adumbrated.”
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- последовательность, переходRussian
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