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Noun: gradation  gru'dey-shun or grey'dey-shun
  1. Relative position in a graded series
    "subtle gradations in colour";
    - step
  2. A degree of ablaut
    - grade
  3. The act of arranging in grades
    - graduation

Derived forms: gradations

Type of: ablaut, quantification, rank

Encyclopedia: Gradation