gradation

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French gradation.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gradation (countable and uncountable, 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.
    Synonym: nuance
    • 2019 November 21, Samanth Subramanian, “How our home delivery habit reshaped the world”, in The Guardian[1]:
      A decade ago, the British department-store chain John Lewis built itself a long warehouse, painted in gradations of sky blue.
  3. The act of gradating or arranging in grades.
  4. Any degree or relative position in an order or series.
    • (Can we date this quote by I. Taylor and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      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. (music) A diatonic succession of chords.
  8. (phonetics) Apophony.

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) To form with gradations.

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References[edit]

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

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin gradātiō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gradation f (plural gradations)

  1. gradation

Usage notes[edit]

Not to be confused with graduation.

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