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- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
gradation (plural gradations)
- A sequence of gradual, successive stages; a systematic progression.
- A passing by small degrees from one tone or shade, as of color, to another. See Synonyms at nuance.
- The act of gradating or arranging in grades.
- Any degree or relative position in an order or series.
- I. Taylor
- the several gradations of the intelligent universe
- I. Taylor
- (countable) A calibration marking.
- (music) A gradual change within one parameter, or an overlapping of two blocks of sound.
- (phonetics) Apophony.
a sequence of gradual, successive stages; a systematic progression
a passing by small degrees from one tone or shade, as of color, to another
the act of gradating or arranging in grades
a calibration marking
in music: A gradual change within one parameter, or an overlapping of two blocks of sound
apophony — see apophony
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- DeLone et. al. (Eds.) (1975). Aspects of Twentieth-Century Music. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. ISBN 0130493465.
- (transitive) To form with gradations.