Definitions for gradualness
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
grad•u•al*ˈgrædʒ u əl(adj.)
taking place, changing, moving, etc., by small degrees or little by little:
rising or descending at an even, moderate inclination:
a gradual slope.
(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.
* 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
the property possessed by a slope that is very gradual
the quality of being gradual or of coming about by gradual stages
The condition of being gradual
the quality or state of being gradual; regular progression or gradation; slowness