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gradient

gra·di·ent

gradient

 
pronunciation:
greI di nt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the amount by which an incline deviates from the horizontal; slope.
similar words:
inclination
definition 2: a slope or incline.
similar words:
grade, inclination, incline
definition 3: in physics, a measure of the greatest rate by which a variable, such as pressure or temperature, changes with a change in position.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: sloping gradually and uniformly upward or downward.
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