gradation vs graduation what difference

what is difference between gradation and graduation

English

Etymology

Borrowed from French gradation.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɡɹəˈdeɪʃən/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɡɹəˈdeɪʃən/, /ˌɡɹeɪˈdeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

gradation (countable and uncountable, plural gradations)

  1. A sequence of gradual, successive stages; a systematic progression.
  2. A passing by small degrees from one tone or shade, as of color, to another.
    Synonym: nuance
  3. The act of gradating or arranging in grades.
  4. Any degree or relative position in an order or series.
    • 1832, Isaac Taylor, Saturday Evening
      the several gradations of the intelligent universe
  5. (countable) A calibration marking.
  6. (music) A gradual change within one parameter, or an overlapping of two blocks of sound.
  7. (music) A diatonic succession of chords.
  8. (phonetics) Apophony.

Translations

Verb

gradation (third-person singular simple present gradations, present participle gradationing, simple past and past participle gradationed)

  1. (transitive) To form with gradations.

See also

  • graduation

References

  • DeLone et. al. (Eds.) (1975). Aspects of Twentieth-Century Music. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. →ISBN.

Anagrams

  • adorating, indagator, tanagroid

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin gradātiō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡʁa.da.sjɔ̃/

Noun

gradation f (plural gradations)

  1. gradation

Usage notes

Not to be confused with graduation.

References

  • “gradation” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Etymology

graduate +‎ -ation

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌɡɹædʒuˈeɪʃən/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɡɹædjuˈeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

graduation (countable and uncountable, plural graduations)

  1. The action or process of graduating and receiving a diploma for completing a course of study (such as from an educational institution).
  2. A commencement ceremony.
  3. (sciences) A marking (e.g., on a container) indicating a measurement, usually one of many such markings that are each separated by a constant interval.
    Synonym: scale
  4. The exposure of a liquid in large surfaces to the air, so as to hasten its evaporation.

Synonyms

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Translations

References

Anagrams

  • argonautid

French

Pronunciation

Noun

graduation f (plural graduations)

  1. graduation sense #3 (A marking (e.g., on a container) indicating a measurement, usually one of many such markings that are each separated by a constant interval)
  2. The process of creating such markings.
  3. Encoding of a sound or image producing a digital signal of which one may use a greater or lesser part corresponding to better or worse quality.

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