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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.


Synonymsslope


Broader (hypernym)position, spatial relation


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









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