- (biology) A gradation in a character or phenotype within a species or other group.
- Any graduated continuum.
Etymology: From Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) (klínein) "to lean, incline".
- 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, …
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