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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.


Broader (hypernym)rank

Narrower (hyponym)cut

2. gradation (communication) a degree of ablaut


Broader (hypernym)ablaut

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


Broader (hypernym)quantification

Narrower (hyponym)blending, shading

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