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Meaning of GRADIENT

Pronunciation:  'greydeeunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal; "a five-degree gradient"
  2. [n]  a graded change in the magnitude of some physical quantity or dimension
 

GRADIENT is a 8 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: slope
 
 See Also: abruptness, change, gentleness, grade, gradualness, gravity gradient, pitch, position, precipitousness, rake, slant, spatial relation, steepness, temperature gradient

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Gra"di*ent\, a. [L. gradiens, p. pr. of gradi to step,
    to go. See {Grade}.]
    1. Moving by steps; walking; as, gradient automata.
       --Wilkins.
    
    2. Rising or descending by regular degrees of inclination;
       as, the gradient line of a railroad.
    
    3. Adapted for walking, as the feet of certain birds.
    
    
  2. \Gra"di*ent\, n.
    1. The rate of regular or graded ascent or descent in a road;
       grade.
    
    2. A part of a road which slopes upward or downward; a
       portion of a way not level; a grade.
    
    3. The rate of increase or decrease of a variable magnitude,
       or the curve which represents it; as, a thermometric
       gradient.
    
    
    
    {Gradient post}, a post or stake indicating by its height or
       by marks on it the grade of a railroad, highway, or
       embankment, etc., at that spot.
    
    
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. The slope of a grade line.
  2. Average change in vertical elevation per unit of horizontal distance, usually measured as meters of drop per kilometer of map distance.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bank, bevel, bezel, chute, easy slope, fleam, gentle slope, glacis, grade, hanging gardens, helicline, hillside, inclination, incline, inclined plane, launching ramp, lean, leaning, pitch, ramp, rise, rising, scarp, shelving beach, side, slant, slope, steep slope, stiff climb, talus, tilt, uprise, uprising, vertical height
 

 

 

 

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