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gradually

[ graj-oo-uh-lee ]
/ ˈgrædʒ u ə li /
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adverb

by small degrees or little by little: The hurricane moved northwestward to northward for two days, gradually weakened to a depression, and then turned eastward.Over the following decades, the curriculum was gradually expanded, with additional offerings in history, government, languages, geology, and geography.

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Origin of gradually

un·grad·u·al·ly, adverb
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