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English definition of “gradual”

gradual

adjective  /ˈɡrædʒ·u·əl/ us  
changing or developing slowly or by small degrees: He has suffered a gradual decline in health over the past year.
gradually
adverb  /ˈɡrædʒ·u·ə·li/ us  
Sales of the product are improving gradually.
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