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English noun: gradation

1. gradation (state) relative position in a graded series


SamplesAlways a step behind.
Subtle gradations in color.
Keep in step with the fashions.


Synonymsstep


Broader (hypernym)rank


Narrower (hyponym)cut

2. gradation (communication) a degree of ablaut


Synonymsgrade


Broader (hypernym)ablaut

3. gradation (act) the act of arranging in grades


Synonymsgraduation


Broader (hypernym)quantification


Narrower (hyponym)blending, shading









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