Gradual
Gradual Grad"u*al, n. [LL. graduale a gradual (in sense 1), fr. L. gradus step: cf. F. graduel. See {Grade}, and cf. {Grail} a gradual.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) (a) An antiphon or responsory after the epistle, in the Mass, which was sung on the steps, or while the deacon ascended the steps. (b) A service book containing the musical portions of the Mass. [1913 Webster]

2. A series of steps. [Obs.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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  • Gradual — • In English often called Grail, is the oldest and most important of the four chants that make up the choir s part of the Proper of the Mass Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Gradual     Gradual …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • gradual — GRADUÁL, graduale, s.n. (muz.) Cânt gregorian în liturghia catolică. ♦ Carte de cântece pentru liturghie la catolici. [pr.: du al] – Din it., lat. graduale. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  graduál s. n. (sil. du al), pl. graduále …   Dicționar Român

  • Gradual — Grad u*al ; a. [Cf; F. graduel. See {Grade}, and cf. {Gradual}, n.] 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gradual — (Del lat. gradus, grado). 1. adj. Que está por grados o va de grado en grado. 2. m. Parte de la misa que se reza entre la epístola y el evangelio. ☛ V. escala gradual, salmo gradual …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • gradual — adjetivo 1. (antepuesto / pospuesto) Que se produce de manera continua, sin saltos ni variaciones bruscas: La disminución del paro ha sido gradual …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Graduāl — (lat.), auf einen Grad (s. Gradus) bezüglich, z. B. Gradualdisputation, Disputation zur Erlangung eines akademischen Grades; Gradualsystem, Bestimmung der Erbfolge nach der Nähe des Verwandtschaftsgrades. S. Linealsystem …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Gradual — Graduāl, auf einen Grad (lat. gradus), Rang bezüglich; Gradualerbfolge, Gradualsystem, Erbfolge nach der Nähe des Verwandtschaftsgrades (s. Erbrecht); Gradualpsalmen, s. Stufenpsalmen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • gradual — index deliberate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • gradual — (adj.) early 15c., having steps or ridges, from M.L. gradualis, from L. gradus step (see GRADE (Cf. grade)). Meaning arranged by degrees is from 1540s; that of taking place by degrees is from 1690s …   Etymology dictionary

  • gradual — adj. 2 g. 1. Que se manifesta ou se desenvolve progressivamente (aumentando ou diminuindo). • s. m. 2.  [Religião católica] Versículo da missa depois do capítulo. 3. Livro de cantochão …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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