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English noun: gradient

1. gradient a graded change in the magnitude of some physical quantity or dimension

Broader (hypernym)change

Narrower (hyponym)concentration gradient, gravity gradient, temperature gradient

2. gradient (attribute) the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal

SamplesA five-degree gradient.


Broader (hypernym)position, spatial relation

Narrower (hyponym)abruptness, gentleness, grade, gradualness, pitch, precipitousness, rake, slant, steepness

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