Origin of gradation
Related Words for gradationalcontinuous, creeping, even, gentle, graduate, moderate, piecemeal, progressive, regular, slow, steady, successive, unhurried
Examples from the Web for gradational
Historical Examples of gradational
It was easier to remain incredulous notwithstanding the gradational distinctness of the whispers.The Tragic Comedians, Complete
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.