gradual

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  • Info The Gradual (Latin: graduale or responsorium graduale) is a chant or hymn in the liturgical celebration of the Eucharist for many Christian denominations. more...
  • This was not only because of his age but because of his gradual loss of sight.
  • Second, the more gradual process of language death may occur over several generations.
  • This effect is gradual and takes place over a few years.
  • The influence on the food was top-down, and more gradual than in many other parts of India.
  • These views may have played a role in the book's gradual fall from popularity.
  • One of these is a gradual increase in the percent of people who receive money for their labor.
  • In recent years, the city has seen a gradual peak in violent crime.
  • However, although he supported its gradual abolition, he did not free his own slaves.
  • Two Italian words are used to show gradual changes in volume.
  • Some scholars believed the process was more complex and gradual than a simple conversion.
  • Gradual changes were made to the building and the grade levels taught.
  • The gradual loss of a central power gave rise to independent kingdoms in the region.
  • Recent reports by Chinese media indicate a gradual release from party control.
  • The hills were originally islands that developed over a long period of gradual erosion.
  • US involvement, before and after her formal entry into the war, is thus a gradual process.
  • The next two years saw the gradual dismantling of most of the program.
  • Another gradual impact on the community has been the decrease in the size of farm families.
  • He was in the process of taking gradual control of southern Jutland when he fell ill.
  • Some valves are made to be operated in a gradual change between two or more positions.
  • Through a series of gradual changes over following moults, the animal takes on its adult form.
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Meaning of gradual

  • noun (roman catholic church) an antiphon (usually from the book of psalms) immediately after the epistle at mass
  • adjective Proceeding in small stages
    a gradual increase in prices
  • adjective (of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt
    a gradual slope