gradualness
noun see gradual II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Gradualness — Grad u*al*ness, n. The quality or state of being gradual; regular progression or gradation; slowness. [1913 Webster] The gradualness of this movement. M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] The gradualness of growth is a characteristic which strikes the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gradualness — gradual ► ADJECTIVE 1) taking place in stages over an extended period. 2) (of a slope) not steep or abrupt. DERIVATIVES gradually adverb gradualness noun. ORIGIN Latin gradualis, from gradus step …   English terms dictionary

  • gradualness — See gradually. * * * …   Universalium

  • gradualness — noun The condition of being gradual …   Wiktionary

  • gradualness — n. condition of occurring in phases, state of taking place slowly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gradualness — grad·u·al·ness …   English syllables

  • gradualness — noun 1. the property possessed by a slope that is very gradual • Syn: ↑gentleness • Ant: ↑abruptness • Derivationally related forms: ↑gentle (for: ↑gentleness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gentleness — noun 1. the property possessed by a slope that is very gradual • Syn: ↑gradualness • Ant: ↑abruptness (for: ↑gradualness) • Derivationally related forms: ↑gentle, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • evolution — evolutional, adj. evolutionally, adv. /ev euh looh sheuhn/ or, esp. Brit., /ee veuh /, n. 1. any process of formation or growth; development: the evolution of a language; the evolution of the airplane. 2. a product of such development; something… …   Universalium

  • graduality — noun the quality of being gradual or of coming about by gradual stages • Syn: ↑gradualness • Derivationally related forms: ↑gradual (for: ↑gradualness), ↑gradual • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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