HyperDic: gradation

English > 3 senses of the word gradation:
NOUNstategradation, steprelative position in a graded series
communicationgradation, gradea degree of ablaut
actgradation, graduationthe act of arranging in grades
gradation > pronunciation
Soundsgreydey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > gradation: 3 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningrelative position in a graded series.
Example "subtle gradations in color"
Synonymstep
NarrowercutA step on some scale
Broaderrankrelative status
Spanishgradación
Catalangradació
Adjectivesgradationaltaking place by degrees
Verbsgradatearrange according to grades
gradedetermine the grade of or assign a grade to
gradeassign a rank or rating to
English > gradation: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA degree of ablaut.
Synonymgrade
BroaderablautA vowel whose quality or length is changed to indicate linguistic distinctions (such as sing / sing / sing / sing / sing sang / sang / sang / sang / sang sung / sung / sung / sung / sung song)
English > gradation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of arranging in grades.
Synonymgraduation
Narrowershading, blendingA gradation involving small or imperceptible differences between grades
BroaderquantificationThe act of discovering or expressing the quantity of something
Spanishgradación, graduación
Catalangradació, graduació
Adjectivesgradationaltaking place by degrees
Verbsgradatearrange according to grades
gradedetermine the grade of or assign a grade to
gradeassign a rank or rating to
gradeassign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation

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