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gra·da·tion

 (grā-dā′shən)
n.
1.
a. A series of gradual, successive stages or degrees: the gradation of ranks in the army.
b. One of these stages or degrees: social gradations.
2. A gradual or barely perceptible change from one tone or shade, as of color, to another. See Synonyms at nuance.
3. The act of gradating or arranging in grades.
4. Linguistics See ablaut.

[Latin gradātiō, gradātiōn-, from gradus, step; see grade.]

gra·da′tion·al adj.
gra·da′tion·al·ly adv.

gradation

(ɡrəˈdeɪʃən)
n
1. a series of systematic stages; gradual progression
2. (often plural) a stage or degree in such a series or progression
3. the act or process of arranging or forming in stages, grades, etc, or of progressing evenly
4. (Art Terms) (in painting, drawing, or sculpture) transition from one colour, tone, or surface to another through a series of very slight changes
5. (Linguistics) linguistics any change in the quality or length of a vowel within a word indicating certain distinctions, such as inflectional or tense differentiations. See ablaut
6. (Geological Science) geology the natural levelling of land as a result of the building up or wearing down of pre-existing formations
graˈdational adj
graˈdationally adv

gra•da•tion

(greɪˈdeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a process or change taking place through a series of stages, by degrees, or gradually.
2. a stage, degree, or grade in such a series.
3. the passing of one tint or shade of color to another, or one surface to another, by very small degrees.
4. the act of grading.
5. ablaut.
6. the leveling of a land surface, resulting from the concerted action of erosion and deposition.
[1530–40; < Latin gradātiō series of steps. See grade, -ation]
gra•da′tion•al, adj.
gra•da′tion•al•ly, adv.

gra·da·tion

(grā-dā′shən)
The process by which the land is leveled off, as through the action of wind or water.

gradation

Another word for ablaut.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gradation - relative position in a graded series; "always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions"
cut - a step on some scale; "he is a cut above the rest"
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
2.gradation - a degree of ablaut
ablaut - a vowel whose quality or length is changed to indicate linguistic distinctions (such as sing sang sung song)
3.gradation - the act of arranging in grades
quantification - the act of discovering or expressing the quantity of something
blending, shading - a gradation involving small or imperceptible differences between grades

gradation

noun
1. degree, level, grade, sequence, succession, series, progression TV images require subtle gradations of light and shade.
2. stage, level, position, rank, place, point, mark, step, degree, grade, measurement, notch gradations of social status small marks like the gradations on a school ruler

gradation

noun
1. The degree of vividness of a color, as when modified by the addition of black or white pigment:
2. A slight variation between nearly identical entities:
Translations
تَدَرُّجتَدْريج
odstínstupeňstupňování
bedømmefarveoverganggraduereklassificere
flokkunstigbreyting
odstupňovanie
renk farkısınıflandırmaton

gradation

[grəˈdeɪʃən] Ngradación f

gradation

[grəˈdeɪʃən] ngradation f

gradation

n
(= step, degree)Abstufung f; (= mark on thermometer etc)Gradeinteilung f; the gradations of public opinion ran from sympathy to angerdie Skala der öffentlichen Meinung reichte von Sympathie bis zu Zorn
(= gradual change)Abstufung f

gradation

[grəˈdeɪʃn] ngradazione f

grade

(greid) noun
1. one level in a scale of qualities, sizes etc. several grades of sandpaper; a high-grade ore.
2. (American) (the pupils in) a class or year at school. We're in the fifth grade now.
3. a mark for, or level in, an examination etc. He always got good grades at school.
4. (especially American) the slope of a railway etc; gradient.
verb
1. to sort into grades. to grade eggs.
2. to move through different stages. Red grades into purple as blue is added.
gradation (grəˈdeiʃən) noun
1. (one stage or degree in) a series of gradual and successive stages. There are various gradations of colour between red and purple.
2. the act or process of grading.
grader noun
(American) a person who marks exams etc.
ˈgrade school noun
(American) a primary school.
make the grade
to do as well as necessary. That new apprentice will never make the grade as a trained mechanic.
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Gravel deposits change gradationally downwards into medium to fine sand with little coarse-grained material, yet containing a large limestone raft that can be observed in open section.
24) Admiral Mullen envisions a military capable of exercising power gradationally, breaking things and taking lives only when necessary.
The sedimentology and stratigraphy of the lahar deposits provide compelling evidence that: 1) multiple initial meltwater pulses tended to coalesce into single flood waves; 2) lahars remained fully developed debris flows until they reached confluences with othr major rivers; and 3) debris-flow slurry composition and rheology varied to produce gradationally density-stratified flows (Pierson et al, 1990).