from The Century Dictionary.
- Of, pertaining to, or according to gradation.
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- adjective By regular steps or gradations; of or pertaining to gradation.
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- adjective By
regular stepsor gradations.
- adjective Of or pertaining to gradation.
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- adjective taking place by degrees
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Here also it is obvious, that although John only presents these opposites in their generic form, yet we are necessarily led to the idea of gradational differences in the actual life.
The northwestern boundary is gradational, as more gentle slopes and lower relief are found towards the center of the region.
Depletion is slow for abundant also found mainly in deposits of relatively low geochemical concentration with gradational boundaries-especially slow if they can be recycled after use.
The evaluation of the principal versions of the idea of evil inclines us to a gradational view.
The antithesis was directional and gradational; the good was always in the upward reach, the evil in the downward drag.
But as his Heraclitean views compelled Plato to recognize a gradational reality, downwards to sensibles, he modi - fied their theories so as to achieve a procession of being from first principles and the mediation of mathe - maticals between ideas and particulars.
The part which, I think, will have most influence is when he gives whole series of cases, like that of whalebone, in which we cannot explain the gradational steps; but such cases have no weight on my mind -- if a few fish were extinct, who on earth would have ventured even to conjecture that lung had originated in swim-bladder?
I have had grand success this morning in tracing gradational steps by which the peacock tail has been developed: I quite feel as if I had seen
But the three zones mingle and overlap one another at the edges, like the colours of the solar spectrum; hence these complex buildings, these edifices of the gradational, transitional period.
I have had grand success this morning in tracing gradational steps by which the peacock tail has been developed: I quite feel as if I had seen a long line of its progenitors.