from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character of being gradual; regular progression.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare The state of being gradual; gradualness.

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  • noun The state or degree of being gradual.

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  • noun the quality of being gradual or of coming about by gradual stages


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gradual +‎ -ity


  • Study of neurophysiology and psychobiology revealing the 'graduality' of evolution, the building upon as assimilation of 'conscious' realisation - in Freudian terms: 'das id' underlying survival which evolution in expression has seen fit to 'sublimate'?


  • Just because evolution is gradual, Meyer seems to think that ID predicts “non-graduality”.

    Two analyses of Meyer's "Signature in the Cell" - The Panda's Thumb

  • If it was, then the country could be graduality taken over by a religious majority that takes the biblical permissions to own slaves seriously, and they would then “legislate the morality” of owning other people.

    Should male legislators decide if abortion is legal?

  • So, this experience of a very slow replacement of the dollar by new reserve currencies like the yen, the Deutschemark and the Swiss franc has proved that the graduality of that process did make the consequential increase and U.S. dollar supply easy to absorb by a growing U.S. economy.

    Germany After Unification

  • For the defuzzification method was chosen a Centre of Gravity method (COG) since it is common and practical for the developement of the fuzzy system and it insures required continuity and graduality of an outcome [12].

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  • But we do not call the seedling the cause of the full-grown tree; the invariable antecedent it certainly is, and we know very imperfectly on what other antecedents the sequence is contingent, but we are convinced that it is contingent on something; because the homogeneousness of the antecedent with the consequent, the close resemblance of the seedling to the tree in all respects except magnitude, and the graduality of the growth, so exactly resembling the progressively accumulating effect produced by the long action of some one cause, leave no possibility of doubting that the seedling and the tree are two terms in a series of that description, the first term of which is yet to seek.

    A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive


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