Origin of gradation
Related formsgra·da·tion·al, adjectivegra·da·tion·al·ly, adverbre·gra·da·tion, noun
Examples from the Web for gradation
But within that group there is a great deal of gradation—much of it tied to specific timelines within pregnancy.How Wendy Davis Became America’s Conscience on Abortion|Keli Goff|February 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The gradation and modulation of the blue, indeed, even the quality of the blue itself, are all better in the later pieces.Chats on Oriental China|J. F. Blacker
Gradation can and must also be observed in the study of the semantic aspect of a language.The Principles of Language-Study|Harold E. Palmer
Of all the nations of Europe, I know of none, save Italy, in which the characters are the same in every class and gradation.