But within that group there is a great deal of gradation—much of it tied to specific timelines within pregnancy.
He could also lay a flat tint with a brush quite neatly, though he could not manage a gradation.
Now we have to note that besides variation there is gradation.
He too laid stress upon the gradation shown from the lower to the higher forms.
There is no gradation in his giving, and none in his fall; no artistic crescendo.
The marble occupies two beds in schist, and between the two rocks there is gradation of composition.
What curvature is to lines, gradation is to shades and colors.
Gauguin has not understood me; never will I accept the lack of gradation and of tone; it's nonsense.
The use of shading in embroidery is rather to get gradation of colour than relief of form.
To teach to adults child-like words before the words used by adults is another misinterpretation of gradation.
1530s, "climax," from Middle French gradation (16c.) and directly from Latin gradationem (nominative gradatio) "ascent by steps, a climax," noun of action from gradus "step, degree" (see grade). Meaning "gradual change" is from 1540s. Related: Gradational.