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gradability

or grade·a·bil·i·ty

[ grey-duh-bil-i-tee ]
/ ˌgreɪ dəˈbɪl ɪ ti /
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noun Transportation.

a measure of a truck's pulling power expressed as the steepest grade the truck can climb with a full load.

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Origin of gradability

First recorded in 1950–55; grade + -ability
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