the act or process of forming or arranging in grades, stages, or steps
a gradual change by steps or stages from one condition, quality, etc. to another
a step, stage, or degree in a graded series; transitional stage
the many gradations between good and bad
: in full vowel gradation
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Wortherkunft von 'gradation'
Fr < L gradatio
, having steps or grades < gradus
: see grade