Definitions for gradualness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

grad•u•al*ˈgrædʒ u əl(adj.)

  1. taking place, changing, moving, etc., by small degrees or little by little:

    gradual improvement.

  2. rising or descending at an even, moderate inclination:

    a gradual slope.

  3. (n.)an antiphon sung between the Epistle and the Gospel in the Eucharistic service. a book containing the words and music of the parts of the liturgy that are sung by the choir.

    Category: Religion

* Syn: See slow.

Origin of gradual:

1375–1425; late ME < ML graduālis pertaining to steps, graduāle the part of the service sung as the choir stood on the altar steps = L gradu(s) step, grade+-ālis -al1

grad′u•al•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gradualness, gentleness(noun)

    the property possessed by a slope that is very gradual

  2. graduality, gradualness(noun)

    the quality of being gradual or of coming about by gradual stages

Wiktionary

  1. gradualness(Noun)

    The condition of being gradual

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gradualness(noun)

    the quality or state of being gradual; regular progression or gradation; slowness

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