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EtymologyEdit

From Latin gradiens, present participle of gradior (to step, to walk)

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NounEdit

gradient (plural gradients)

 
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  1. A slope or incline.
  2. A rate of inclination or declination of a slope.
  3. (calculus) Of a function y = f(x) or the graph of such a function, the rate of change of y with respect to x
    that is, the amount by which y changes for a certain (often unit) change in x
    equivalently, the inclination to the X axis of the tangent to the curve of the graph.
  4. (sciences) The rate at which a physical quantity increases or decreases relative to change in a given variable, especially distance.
  5. (mathematical analysis) A differential operator that maps each point of a scalar field to a vector pointed in the direction of the greatest rate of change of the scalar. Notation for a scalar field φ: ∇φ
  6. A gradual change in color. A color gradient; gradation.

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gradient (not comparable)

  1. Moving by steps; walking.
    gradient automata
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wilkins to this entry?)
  2. Rising or descending by regular degrees of inclination.
    the gradient line of a railroad
  3. Adapted for walking, as the feet of certain birds.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From English gradient, from Latin gradiens

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gradient m (definite singular gradienten, indefinite plural gradienter, definite plural gradientene)

  1. a gradient

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From English gradient, from Latin gradiens

NounEdit

gradient m (definite singular gradienten, indefinite plural gradientar, definite plural gradientane)

  1. a gradient

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NounEdit

gradient c

  1. (mathematical analysis) gradient; a vector operator

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Declension of gradient 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative gradient gradienten gradienter gradienterna
Genitive gradients gradientens gradienters gradienternas