Meaning of “gradient” in the English Dictionary

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"gradient" in British English

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gradientnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡreɪ.di.ənt/ us /ˈɡreɪ.di.ənt/ US also grade

how steep a slope is:

a steep/gentle gradient

(Definition of “gradient” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gradientnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡreɪd·i·ənt/

earth science a measure of how steep a slope is, often expressed as a percentage

(Definition of “gradient” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)