|part of speech:
||a series of steps or stages that follow one another gradually and systematically. .
||one of the degrees, levels, or stages in such a series.
- similar words:
- degree, level, nuance
||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.
||degree, denomination, progression
||gradational (adj.), gradationally (adv.)