Origin of gradation
Related Words for gradationsnuance, calibration, point, grade, series, rank, measurement, mark, scale, sequence, arrangement, modification, degree, divergence, variation, distinction, difference, change, stage, progression
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Contemporary Examples of gradations
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
September 15, 2013
Historical Examples of gradations
This good is now to be exhibited to us under various aspects and gradations.Philebus
The gradations and brilliancy of these feather pictures are said to have been marvelous.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
These are three powers or gradations of the Roots of Language.
The gradations cannot, however, be made strictly according to value.Up To Date Business
Beneath his sceptre all gradations and conditions of rank disappear.Louis XIV., Makers of History Series
John S. C. Abbott
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.