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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɡɹəˈdeɪʃən/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɡɹəˈdeɪʃən/, /ˌɡɹeɪˈdeɪʃən/
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- A sequence of gradual, successive stages; a systematic progression.
- A passing by small degrees from one tone or shade, as of color, to another.
- Synonym: nuance
- 2019 November 21, Samanth Subramanian, “How our home delivery habit reshaped the world”, in The Guardian:
- A decade ago, the British department-store chain John Lewis built itself a long warehouse, painted in gradations of sky blue.
- The act of gradating or arranging in grades.
- Any degree or relative position in an order or series.
- 1954 February 15, Henry E. Michelson, “The Syndrome of Lupus Erythematosus”, in Modern Medicine, volume 22, number 4, Minneapolis, Minn.: Modern Medicine Publications, Inc., page 96:
- Two distinct types of lupus erythematosus are recognized:  chronic or discoid, which is essentially a skin lesion, and  severe systemic, designated as acute. Between the two types are many gradations to which the term subacute has been applied.
- (countable) A calibration marking.
- (music) A gradual change within one parameter, or an overlapping of two blocks of sound.
- (music) A diatonic succession of chords.
- (phonetics) Ablaut.
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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- (transitive) To form with gradations.
- DeLone et. al. (Eds.) (1975). Aspects of Twentieth-Century Music. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. →ISBN.
gradation f (plural gradations)
Not to be confused with graduation.