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See also: Gradient and gradiënt

English

Etymology

From Latin gradiēns, present participle of gradior (to step, to walk).

Pronunciation

• IPA(key): /ˈɡɹeɪdiənt/
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• Rhymes: -eɪdiənt

Noun

gradient (plural gradients)

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1. A slope or incline.
2. A rate of inclination or declination of a slope.
• 1950 November, H. P. White, “The Furka-Oberalp Railway”, in Railway Magazine, page 767:
Just beyond that station the first step is encountered and the rack resorted to, taking the line on a gradient of 1 in 9 over a steeply inclined bridge and through a spiral tunnel.
3. (calculus, of a function) The ratio of the rates of change of a dependent variable and an independent variable, the slope of a curve's tangent.
4. (sciences) The rate at which a physical quantity increases or decreases relative to change in a given variable, especially distance.
5. (example, calculus) A differential operator that maps each point of a scalar field to a vector pointed in the direction of the greatest rate of change of the scalar. Notation for a scalar field φ: ∇φ
6. A gradual change in color; a color gradient; gradation.

Adjective

gradient (not comparable)

1. Moving by steps; walking.
• movable and Gradient Automata
2. Rising or descending by regular degrees of inclination.
the gradient line of a railroad
3. Adapted for walking, as the feet of certain birds.

French

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Noun

gradient m (plural gradients)

1. gradient

Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology

From English gradient, from Latin gradiens.

Noun

gradient m (definite singular gradienten, indefinite plural gradienter, definite plural gradientene)

1. a gradient

Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology

From English gradient, from Latin gradiens.

Noun

gradient m (definite singular gradienten, indefinite plural gradientar, definite plural gradientane)

1. a gradient

Polish

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Etymology

Borrowed from English gradient, from Latin gradiēns.

Pronunciation

• IPA(key): /ˈɡra.djɛnt/
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• Rhymes: -adjɛnt
• Syllabification: gra‧dient

Noun

gradient m inan

1. gradient (differential operator that maps each point of a scalar field to a vector pointed in the direction of the greatest rate of change of the scalar)
2. gradient (change in color)

adjective
noun phrase

Romanian

Noun

gradient m (plural gradienți)

1. gradient

Slovak

Noun

gradient m inan (genitive singular gradientu, nominative plural gradienty, genitive plural gradientov, declension pattern of dub)

1. gradient

Further reading

• gradient”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

Swedish

Noun

gradient c

1. gradient; a vector operator

Declension

Declension of gradient
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative gradient gradienten gradienter gradienterna
Genitive gradients gradientens gradienters gradienternas