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Definition of Gradation


  1. The act of progressing by regular steps or orderly arrangement; the state of being graded or arranged in ranks; as, the gradation of castes.
  2. The act or process of bringing to a certain grade.
  3. Any degree or relative position in an order or series.
  4. A gradual passing from one tint to another or from a darker to a lighter shade, as in painting or drawing.
  5. A diatonic ascending or descending succession of chords.
  6. To form with gradations.

Gradation Translations

gradation in French is gradation
gradation in German is Abstufung {f}, Gradation
gradation in Italian is digradamento
gradation in Norwegian is nyanse