[graj-oo-uh l] /ˈgrædʒ u əl/
taking place, changing, moving, etc., by small degrees or little by little:
gradual improvement in health.
rising or descending at an even, moderate inclination:
a gradual slope.
Ecclesiastical. (often initial capital letter)
occurring, developing, moving, etc, in small stages: a gradual improvement in health
not steep or abrupt: a gradual slope
(often capital) (Christianity)
early 15c., “having steps or ridges,” from Medieval Latin gradualis, from Latin gradus “step” (see grade). Meaning “arranged by degrees” is from 1540s; that of “taking place by degrees” is from 1690s.
[graj-oo-and] /ˈgrædʒ uˌænd/ noun, British. 1. a student who is about to graduate or receive a degree. /ˈɡrædjʊˌænd/ noun 1. (mainly Brit) a person who is about to graduate noun a degree candidate about to graduate n. 1882, from Medieval Latin graduandus, gerundive of graduari (see graduate).
- Graduated flask
noun See graduated cylinder
[greys-lis] /ˈgreɪs lɪs/ adjective 1. lacking , pleasing elegance, or charm. 2. without any sense of right or propriety. /ˈɡreɪslɪs/ adjective 1. lacking any sense of right and wrong; depraved 2. lacking grace or excellence adj. late 14c., “not in a state of grace,” from grace (n.) + -less. Meaning “wanting charm or elegance” is […]
- Grace hopper
[hop-er] /ˈhɒp ər/ noun 1. Edward, 1882–1967, U.S. painter and etcher. 2. Grace Murray, 1906–92, U.S. naval officer and computer scientist. 3. (William) De Wolf [duh-woo lf] /də wʊlf/ (Show IPA), 1858–1935, U.S. actor. /ˈhɒpə/ noun 1. a person or thing that hops 2. a funnel-shaped chamber or reservoir from which solid materials can be […]