Gradual

имя прилагательное постепенный; последовательный Синоним(ы): successive, consecutive

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Gradual

I. noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin graduale, from Latin gradus step; from its being sung on the steps of the altar 1. a book containing the choral parts of the Mass 2. a pair of verses (as from the Psalms) proper after the Epistle in the Mass II. adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin gradualis, from Latin gradus 1. proceeding by steps or degrees 2. moving, changing, or developing by fine or often imperceptible degrees • gradually adverbgradualness noun

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