What does gradation mean?

Definitions for gradationgreɪˈdeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gradation, step(noun)

    relative position in a graded series

    "always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions"

  2. grade, gradation(noun)

    a degree of ablaut

  3. gradation, graduation(noun)

    the act of arranging in grades


  1. gradation(Noun)

    A sequence of gradual, successive stages; a systematic progression.

  2. gradation(Noun)

    A passing by small degrees from one tone or shade, as of color, to another. See Synonyms at nuance.

  3. gradation(Noun)

    The act of gradating or arranging in grades.

  4. gradation(Noun)

    A gradual change within one parameter, or an overlapping of two blocks of sound.

  5. gradation(Noun)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Gradation(noun)

    the act of progressing by regular steps or orderly arrangement; the state of being graded or arranged in ranks; as, the gradation of castes

  2. Gradation(noun)

    the act or process of bringing to a certain grade

  3. Gradation(noun)

    any degree or relative position in an order or series

  4. Gradation(noun)

    a gradual passing from one tint to another or from a darker to a lighter shade, as in painting or drawing

  5. Gradation(noun)

    a diatonic ascending or descending succession of chords

  6. Gradation(verb)

    to form with gradations

  7. Origin: [L. gradatio: cf. F. gradation. See Grade.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gradation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gradation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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Translations for gradation

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  • последовательность, переходRussian

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