how to pronounce gradation


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gradation is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… of gradation and it will continue to to …”

meanings of gradation


  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.


  1. To form with gradations.

gradation frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word gradation occurs in english on average 0.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics gradation can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that gradation can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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