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gradation

gra·da·tion

gradation

 
 
pronunciation:
gr deI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a series of steps or stages that follow one another gradually and systematically. .
definition 2: one of the degrees, levels, or stages in such a series.
similar words:
degree, level, nuance
definition 3: a gradual almost imperceptible change, especially from one tone or texture to another.
The painting shows a fine gradation from indigo to azure in the color of the sky.
derivations: gradational (adj.), gradationally (adv.)
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The word gradation contains the following part:
grad, -grade Latin root that means go, step, degree