Meaning of “gradual” in the English Dictionary

"gradual" in British English

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gradualadjective

uk /ˈɡrædʒ.u.əl/ us /ˈɡrædʒ.u.əl/

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

"gradual" in American English

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gradualadjective

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.

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