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noun 
  1. (biology) A gradation in a character or phenotype within a species or other group.
  2. Any graduated continuum.
    • 2005, Ronnie Cann, Ruth Kempson and Lutz Marten, The Dynamics of Language, an Introduction, p. 412
    • : This account effectively reconstructs the well-known grammaticalisation from anaphora to agreement, …
Etymology: From Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) (klínein) "to lean, incline".


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