Complete Definition of "gradation"

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Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪÊÇn|-eɪÊÇn

Noun
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  1. A sequence of gradual, successive stages; a systematic progression.
  2. A passing by small degrees from one tone or shade, as of color, to another. See Synonyms at nuance.
  3. The act of gradating or arranging in grades.

#(music) a gradual change within one parameter, or an overlapping of two blocks of sound.

See also
graduation

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