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gradualadjective

uk   /ˈɡrædʒ.u.əl/  us   /ˈɡrædʒ.u.əl/
B2 happening or ​changingslowly over a ​longperiod of ​time or ​distance: There has been a gradual improvement in ​oursalesfigures over the last two ​years. As you go ​furthersouth, you will ​notice a gradual change of ​climate.

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gradualadjective

 us   /ˈɡrædʒ·u·əl/
changing or ​developingslowly or by ​smalldegrees: 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.
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Translations of “gradual”
in Korean 점진적인…
in Arabic تَدْريجي…
in Malaysian sedikit demi sedikit…
in French graduel…
in Russian постепенный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逐步的,逐漸的, 平緩的…
in Italian graduale…
in Turkish azar azar, yavaş yavaş…
in Polish stopniowy…
in Spanish gradual…
in Vietnamese dần dần, từ từ…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 逐步的,逐渐的, 平缓的…
in Indonesian berangsur…
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