gradation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"gradation" in British English

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gradationnoun [C or U]

uk   /ɡrəˈdeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ɡreɪ-/

gradation noun [C or U] (CHANGE)

a ​gradualchange, or a ​stage in the ​process of ​change: The gradation in/oftempo in this ​piece of ​music is very ​subtle.

gradation noun [C or U] (MARK)

(one of) a set of ​marksshowingunits of ​measurement on a jug, ​tube, or ​instrument: the gradations on a ​ruler
(Definition of gradation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gradationnoun [C]

 us   /ɡreɪˈdeɪ·ʃən, ɡrə-/
a ​gradualchange, or one ​stage in a ​series of ​changes: There are many gradations of ​color in a ​rainbow.
(Definition of gradation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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