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Definition of 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.
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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