gradient

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹeɪdiənt/
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Noun[edit]

gradient (plural gradients)

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  1. A slope or incline.
  2. A rate of inclination or declination of a slope.
  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. (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.

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Adjective[edit]

gradient (not comparable)

  1. Moving by steps; walking.
    gradient automata
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wilkins to this entry?)
  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.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English gradient, from Latin gradiens

Noun[edit]

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

  1. a gradient

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English gradient, from Latin gradiens

Noun[edit]

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

  1. a gradient

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From English gradient, from Latin gradiēns.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gradient m inan

  1. (mathematical analysis) 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)

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Further reading[edit]

  • gradient in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • gradient in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

gradient c

  1. (mathematical analysis) gradient; a vector operator

Declension[edit]

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

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