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Definition of Gradient


  1. Moving by steps; walking; as, gradient automata.
  2. Rising or descending by regular degrees of inclination; as, the gradient line of a railroad.
  3. Adapted for walking, as the feet of certain birds.
  4. The rate of regular or graded ascent or descent in a road; grade.
  5. A part of a road which slopes upward or downward; a portion of a way not level; a grade.
  6. The rate of increase or decrease of a variable magnitude, or the curve which represents it; as, a thermometric gradient.

Gradient Translations

gradient in French is gradients, gradient
gradient in German is Steigung, Steigung
gradient in Norwegian is stigningsgrad
gradient in Spanish is gradiente
gradient in Swedish is stigning