Gradation

Definition of Gradation

Gra`da´tion
n.1.The act of progressing by regular steps or orderly arrangement; the state of being graded or arranged in ranks; as, the gradation of castes.
2.The act or process of bringing to a certain grade.
3.Any degree or relative position in an order or series.
4.(Fine Arts) A gradual passing from one tint to another or from a darker to a lighter shade, as in painting or drawing.
6.(Mus.) A diatonic ascending or descending succession of chords.
v. t.1.To form with gradations.

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