gradual - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “gradual”

See all translations

gradual

adjective  us   /ˈɡrædʒ·u·əl/
changing or developing slowly or by small degrees: He has suffered a gradual decline in health over the past year.
gradually
adverb  us   /ˈɡrædʒ·u·ə·li/
Sales of the product are improving gradually.
Translations of “gradual”
in Arabic تَدْريجي…
in Korean 점진적인…
in Malaysian sedikit demi sedikit…
in French graduel…
in Turkish azar azar, yavaş yavaş…
in Italian graduale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逐步的,逐漸的, 平緩的…
in Russian постепенный…
in Polish stopniowy…
in Vietnamese dần dần, từ từ…
in Spanish gradual…
in Portuguese gradual…
in Thai ซึ่งเกิดขึ้นช้า ๆ…
in German allmählich…
in Catalan gradual, lent…
in Japanese (進行などが)ゆっくりとした…
in Indonesian berangsur…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逐步的,逐渐的, 平缓的…
(Definition of gradual from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of gradual?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “gradual” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

prime time

in television and radio broadcasting, the time when the largest number of people are watching or listening

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

e-juice noun

April 27, 2015
the liquid content in an e-cigarette, which includes nicotine and may be flavoured in various ways Cannabidiol oil that comes from industrial hemp plants, which is what is infused into our e-juice, is 100 per cent legal.

Read More