gradatim

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested in English since 1575–1585:[1] from Latin gradātim, from gradus (step).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

gradatim (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) step by step; gradually and methodically.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1·1)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gradus (step) +‎ -ātim.

Adverb[edit]

gradātim (not comparable)

  1. step by step, gradually

Descendants[edit]

Quotations[edit]

  • 1818, Washington Irving, The Analectic Magazine: Volume XI, p397
    Altera rursus jam a principio constituat generalia quædam abstracta et inutilia; altera gradatim exurgat a dea quæ reverà naturæ sunt notiora.