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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French gradation.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gradation (countable and uncountable, plural gradations)

  1. A sequence of gradual, successive stages; a systematic progression.
  2. A passing by small degrees from one tone or shade, as of color, to another. See Synonyms at nuance.
  3. The act of gradating or arranging in grades.
  4. Any degree or relative position in an order or series.
    • I. Taylor
      the several gradations of the intelligent universe
  5. (countable) A calibration marking.
  6. (music) A gradual change within one parameter, or an overlapping of two blocks of sound.
  7. (music) A diatonic succession of chords.
  8. (phonetics) Apophony.

TranslationsEdit

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VerbEdit

gradation (third-person singular simple present gradations, present participle gradationing, simple past and past participle gradationed)

  1. (transitive) To form with gradations.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • DeLone et. al. (Eds.) (1975). Aspects of Twentieth-Century Music. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. →ISBN.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin gradātiō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡʁa.da.sjɔ̃/
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NounEdit

gradation f (plural gradations)

  1. gradation

Usage notesEdit

Not to be confused with graduation.

ReferencesEdit