Complete Definition of "gradual"

English

Pronunciation
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Etymology 1
F. graduel. See grade.

Adjective
gradual

  1. Proceeding by steps or small degrees; advancing step by step, as in ascent or descent or from one state to another; regularly progressive; slow; as, a gradual increase of knowledge; a gradual decline.

Translations

Czech: postupný m
Dutch: t-|nl|geleidelijk
Finnish: vähittäinen
mid
Spanish: paulatino m, paulatina f

Etymology 2
LL. ''graduale a gradual' Latin. from gradis-related to gradi "to walk, step"

Noun
gradual

  1. (Roman Catholic Church): An antiphon or responsory after the epistle, in the Mass, which was sung on the steps, or while the deacon ascended the steps.
  2. (Roman Catholic Church): A service book containing the musical portions of the Mass.

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