[grey-dey-shuh n] /greɪˈdeɪ ʃən/
any process or change taking place through a series of stages, by degrees, or in a gradual manner.
a stage, degree, or in such a series.
the passing of one tint or shade of color to another, or one surface to another, by very small degrees, as in painting or sculpture.
the act of .
Geology. the leveling of a land surface, resulting from the concerted action of erosion and deposition.
a series of systematic stages; gradual progression
(often pl) a stage or degree in such a series or progression
the act or process of arranging or forming in stages, grades, etc, or of progressing evenly
(in painting, drawing, or sculpture) transition from one colour, tone, or surface to another through a series of very slight changes
(linguistics) any change in the quality or length of a vowel within a word indicating certain distinctions, such as inflectional or tense differentiations See ablaut
(geology) the natural levelling of land as a result of the building up or wearing down of pre-existing formations
1530s, “climax,” from Middle French gradation (16c.) and directly from Latin gradationem (nominative gradatio) “ascent by steps, a climax,” noun of action from gradus “step, degree” (see grade). Meaning “gradual change” is from 1540s. Related: Gradational.
[greyd] /greɪd/ noun 1. a degree or step in a scale, as of rank, advancement, quality, value, or intensity: the best grade of paper. 2. a class of persons or things of the same relative rank, quality, etc. 3. a step or stage in a course or process. 4. a single division of a school […]
[grey-duh-bil-i-tee] /ˌgreɪ dəˈbɪl ɪ ti/ noun, Transportation. 1. . [grey-duh-bil-i-tee] /ˌgreɪ dəˈbɪl ɪ ti/ noun, Transportation. 1. a measure of a truck’s pulling power expressed as the steepest the truck can climb with a full load.
- Grade cricket
noun 1. (Austral) competitive cricket, in which cricket club teams are arranged in grades
noun 1. an intersection of a railroad track and another track, a road, etc., at the same level. noun 1. (US & Canadian) a point at which a railway and a road cross, esp one with barriers that close the road when a train is scheduled to pass Also called (in Britain and certain other […]