gradatim

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Attested in English since 1575–1585:[1] from Latin gradātim, from gradus (step).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

gradatim (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) step by step; gradually and methodically.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1·1)

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From gradus (step) +‎ -ātim.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

gradātim (not comparable)

  1. step by step, gradually

QuotationsEdit

  • 1818, Washington Irving, The Analectic Magazine: Volume XI, p397
    Altera rursus jam a principio constituat generalia quædam abstracta et inutilia; altera gradatim exurgat a dea quæ reverà naturæ sunt notiora.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: gradatim

ReferencesEdit

  • gradatim in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • gradatim in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers