Gradatory
Gradatory Grad"a*to*ry, n. [Cf. LL. gradatarium.] (Arch.) A series of steps from a cloister into a church. [1913 Webster]

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  • Gradatory — Grad a*to*ry, a. [See {Grade}.] 1. Proceeding step by step, or by gradations; gradual. [1913 Webster] Could we have seen [Macbeth s] crimes darkening on their progress . . . could this gradatory apostasy have been shown us. A. Seward. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gradatory — grada·to·ry …   English syllables

  • gradatory — adjective taking place by degrees • Syn: ↑gradational, ↑graduated • Similar to: ↑gradual • Derivationally related forms: ↑gradation (for: ↑gradational) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • gradational — adjective taking place by degrees • Syn: ↑gradatory, ↑graduated • Similar to: ↑gradual • Derivationally related forms: ↑gradation …   Useful english dictionary

  • graduated — adjective 1. marked with or divided into degrees a calibrated thermometer • Syn: ↑calibrated • Participle of verb: ↑calibrate, ↑calibrate (for: ↑calibrated) 2. taki …   Useful english dictionary

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