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Origin of gradation
OTHER WORDS FROM gradationgra·da·tion·al, adjectivegra·da·tion·al·ly, adverbre·gra·da·tion, noun
How to use gradation in a sentence
In this mood, Democrats may care a lot more about toughness and combativeness than about minute gradations of progressiveness.How Obama is Setting the Stage for Hillary in 2016|David Frum|September 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The gradations are fully observed; each shade is accurately distinguished.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
There are many gradations of dirt and various degrees of saturation from salt water, but this combination is unapproachable.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.
Latin words have a place; they express the finer distinctions and gradations of thought.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
The next visit he was not quite so forbearing, yet still forbearing; and so on by sly gradations.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
They vary exceedingly in colour, and pass through the intermediate gradations from a dark brown to a pale fulvous, and a grayish.