how to pronounce gradation

ɡɹɛɪdɛɪʃən

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An example use of gradation in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… relative gradation in terms of of the …”

meanings of gradation

noun:

  1. A passing by small degrees from one tone or shade, as of color, to another.
  2. Apophony.
  3. A calibration marking.
  4. Any degree or relative position in an order or series.
  5. A diatonic succession of chords.
  6. The act of gradating or arranging in grades.
  7. A gradual change within one parameter, or an overlapping of two blocks of sound.
  8. A sequence of gradual, successive stages; a systematic progression.

verb:

  1. To form with gradations.