gradable
adjective see grade II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gradable — grad|a|ble [ greıdəbl ] adjective a gradable adjective can be used with words such as very, more, or less, or have COMPARATIVE and SUPERLATIVE forms. Big, happy, and expensive are examples of gradable adjectives …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gradable — UK [ˈɡreɪdəb(ə)l] / US adjective linguistics a gradable adjective can be used with words such as very , more , or less , or have comparative and superlative forms. Big , happy , and expensive are examples of gradable adjectives …   English dictionary

  • gradable — adj. Gradable is used with these nouns: ↑adjective …   Collocations dictionary

  • gradable — grad|a|ble [ˈgreıdəbəl] adj an adjective which is gradable can be used in the ↑comparative or ↑superlative forms, or with words such as very or fairly >gradability [ˌgreıdəˈbılıti] n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gradable — adjective an adjective which is gradable can be used in the comparative 1 (4) or superlative 1 (2) forms, or with words such as very , fairly , and almost gradability noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • gradable — /gray deuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being graded. 2. Gram. (esp. of adjectives and adverbs) denoting a quality or state that can be present in varying degree or extent; capable of undergoing comparison or intensification, as heavy heavier,… …   Universalium

  • gradable — 1. adjective Able to form degrees or grades. Ant: ungradable 2. noun A word that can be inflected to specify the degree or grade of something …   Wiktionary

  • gradable — adjective Grammar denoting an adjective that can be used in the comparative and superlative and take a submodifier. Derivatives gradability noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • gradable — grad·able …   English syllables

  • gradable — adjective capable of being graded (for quality or rank or size etc.) • Similar to: ↑hierarchical, ↑hierarchal, ↑hierarchic …   Useful english dictionary

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