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Definition of Gradual

Gradual

  1. Proceeding by steps or degrees; advancing, step by step, as in ascent or descent or from one state to another; regularly progressive; slow; as, a gradual increase of knowledge; a gradual decline.
  2. An antiphon or responsory after the epistle, in the Mass, which was sung on the steps, or while the deacon ascended the steps.
  3. A service book containing the musical portions of the Mass.
  4. A series of steps.

Gradual Quotations

Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.
Pat Riley

The safest road to hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
C. S. Lewis

My success has been something I've worked a long time at and it's been a gradual process. I compare it to the idea of someone losing a lot of weight over a period of a few years. You don't really notice the weight loss overall but if you compare photos from then and now there's a big difference.
Ray William Johnson

Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you because bad news is a headline, and gradual improvement is not.
Bill Gates

Socialism is the gradual and less violent form of communism, and socialist is the project of the European Union, which was born in Maastricht in 1992. The intent was to save socialism in Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the predictable bankruptcy of the welfare state in the West as well.
Vladimir Bukovsky
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Gradual Translations

gradual in Dutch is geleidelijk
gradual in Hungarian is fokozatos
gradual in Norwegian is gradvis
gradual in Spanish is gradual
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