gradable

[grey-duh-buh l]

adjective

capable of being graded.
Grammar. (especially of adjectives and adverbs) denoting a quality or state that can be present in varying degree or extent; capable of undergoing comparison or intensification, as heavy—heavier, cheerful—more cheerful, or tall—very tall, but not atomic or dental.

Nearby words

  1. graciousness,
  2. grackle,
  3. grad,
  4. grad.,
  5. gradability,
  6. gradate,
  7. gradatim,
  8. gradation,
  9. grade,
  10. grade cricket

Origin of gradable


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British Dictionary definitions for gradable

gradable

adjective

capable of being graded
linguistics denoting or relating to a word in whose meaning there is some implicit relationship to a standard``big'' and ``small'' are gradable adjectives

noun

linguistics a word of this kind
Derived Formsgradability or gradableness, noun

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