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grad·u·al

 (grăj′o͞o-əl)
adj.
Occurring or developing slowly or by small increments: gradual erosion; a gradual slope.
n. Roman Catholic Church
1. The liturgical book containing the chants for the Mass.
2. A biblical text sung between the Epistle and the Gospel of the Mass.

[Middle English, having steps, from Medieval Latin graduālis, from Latin gradus, step; see grade. N., Middle English, from Medieval Latin graduāle, the part of the service sung by the choir from the altar steps, gradual, from neuter sing. of graduālis.]

grad′u·al·ly adv.
grad′u·al·ness n.
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Adv.1.gradually - in a gradual mannergradually - in a gradual manner; "the snake moved gradually toward its victim"

gradually

Translations
تَدْرِيجيّاًتَدريجِيّا
postupně
gradvist
vähitellen
postupno
smám saman
徐々に
점차
postopno
gradvis
อย่างค่อยเป็นค่อยไป
dần dần

gradually

[ˈgrædjʊəlɪ] ADV
1. (= slowly) → gradualmente, paulatinamente
the situation was gradually improvingla situación iba mejorando gradualmente or paulatinamente
2. (= not steeply) → suavemente
the ground rises gradually to the northel terreno se va elevando suavemente hacia el norte

gradually

[ˈgrædʒuəli] advpeu à peu
We gradually got used to it → Nous nous y sommes habitués peu à peu.

gradually

advnach und nach, allmählich; slopesanft

gradually

[ˈgrædjʊəlɪ] advgradualmente, poco alla volta

gradual

(ˈgradjuəl) adjective
happening gently and slowly. a gradual rise in temperature.
ˈgradually adverb
His health is gradually improving.

gradually

تَدْرِيجيّاً postupně gradvist nach und nach σταδιακά gradualmente vähitellen graduellement postupno gradualmente 徐々に 점차 geleidelijk gradvis stopniowo gradualmente постепенно gradvis อย่างค่อยเป็นค่อยไป adım adım dần dần 逐渐地

gradually

adv gradualmente, poco a poco
References in classic literature ?
It dawned upon her gradually that the world was being picked to pieces, and put together on new and, according to the talkers, on infinitely better principles than before, that religion was in a fair way to be reasoned into nothingness, and intellect was to be the only God.
So far, little but the ability to read their calendars and numerical system is possessed by us, though we are gradually making headway.
Edna began to feel like one who awakens gradually out of a dream, a delicious, grotesque, impossible dream, to feel again the realities pressing into her soul.
The frown which had gathered around the handsome, open, and manly brow of Heyward, gradually relaxed, and his lips curled into a slight smile, as he regarded the stranger.
It seemed as if the gold they had taken out was by some ironical compensation gradually making its way back to the soil again through ditch and flume and reservoir.
The tradition was, that a certain Alice Pyncheon had flung up the seeds, in sport, and that the dust of the street and the decay of the roof gradually formed a kind of soil for them, out of which they grew, when Alice had long been in her grave.
Gradually, they have sunk almost out of sight; as old houses, here and there about the streets, get covered half-way to the eaves by the accumulation of new soil.
Certain it is, this was not the case with the redoubtable Brom Bones; and from the moment Ichabod Crane made his advances, the interests of the former evidently declined: his horse was no longer seen tied to the palings on Sunday nights, and a deadly feud gradually arose between him and the preceptor of Sleepy Hollow.
Besides though New Bedford has of late been gradually monopolizing the business of whaling, and though in this matter poor old Nantucket is now much behind her, yet Nantucket was her great original --the Tyre of this Carthage; --the place where the first dead American whale was stranded.
Now, during the past night and forenoon, the Pequod had gradually drifted into a sea, which, by its occasional patches of yellow brit, gave unusual tokens of the vicinity of Right Whales, a species of the Leviathan that but few supposed to be at this particular time lurking anywhere near.
After I had fallen over eight or nine precipices and thus found out that one half of my brain had been asleep eight or nine times without the wide-awake, hard-working other half suspecting it, the periodical unconsciousnesses began to extend their spell gradually over more of my brain-territory, and at last I sank into a drowse which grew deeper and deeper and was doubtless just on the very point of being a solid, blessed dreamless stupor, when--what was that?
She saw her darling gradually cease from being her son, she saw THAT detail perish utterly; all that was left was master--master, pure and simple, and it was not a gentle mastership, either.