Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gradation

3 senses of gradation

Sense 1
gradation, step -- (relative position in a graded series; "always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions")
       => rank -- (relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority")

Sense 2
grade, gradation -- (a degree of ablaut)
       => ablaut -- (a vowel whose quality or length is changed to indicate linguistic distinctions (such as sing sang sung song))

Sense 3
gradation, graduation -- (the act of arranging in grades)
       => quantification -- (the act of discovering or expressing the quantity of something)

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