- (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.
- (Roman Catholic Church): A service book containing the musical portions of the Mass.
- 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.
- Dutch: geleidelijk(nl)
- Spanish: paulatino , paulatina
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