Gradual


Gradual
Gradual Grad"u*al"; a. [Cf; F. graduel. See {Grade}, and cf. {Gradual}, n.] Proceeding by steps or degrees; advancing, step by step, as in ascent or descent or from one state to another; regularly progressive; slow; as, a gradual increase of knowledge; a gradual decline. [1913 Webster]

Creatures animate with gradual life Of growth, sense, reason, all summed up in man. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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