- A sequence of gradual, successive stages; a systematic progression.
- A passing by small degrees from one tone or shade, as of color, to another. See Synonyms at nuance.
- The act of gradating or arranging in grades.
#(music) a gradual change within one parameter, or an overlapping of two blocks of sound.
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