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  • n. A series of steps from a cloister into a church.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Proceeding step by step, or by gradations; gradual.
  • adj. Suitable for walking; -- said of the limbs of an animal when adapted for walking on land.
  • n. A series of steps from a cloister into a church.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Proceeding step by step; gradual.
  • Suitable or adapted for progression or forward motion: an epithet formerly applied to the extremities of a quadruped which arc equal or nearly so, and adapted for ordinary progression on dry land.
  • n. In eccles. arch., a series of steps from the cloisters into the church.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. taking place by degrees

Etymologies

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Compare Latin gradatarium.

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