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gradation ‎(plural gradations)

  1. A sequence of gradual, successive stages; a systematic progression.
  2. A passing by small degrees from one tone or shade, as of color, to another. See Synonyms at nuance.
  3. The act of gradating or arranging in grades.
  4. Any degree or relative position in an order or series.
    • I. Taylor
      the several gradations of the intelligent universe
  5. (countable) A calibration marking.
  6. (music) A gradual change within one parameter, or an overlapping of two blocks of sound.
  7. (phonetics) Apophony.


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  • DeLone et. al. (Eds.) (1975). Aspects of Twentieth-Century Music. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. ISBN 0130493465.


gradation ‎(third-person singular simple present gradations, present participle gradationing, simple past and past participle gradationed)

  1. (transitive) To form with gradations.