gradational vs gradatory what difference

what is difference between gradational and gradatory

English

Etymology

gradation +‎ -al

Adjective

gradational (not comparable)

  1. By regular steps or gradations.
  2. Of or pertaining to gradation.



English

Etymology

Compare Latin gradatarium.

Noun

gradatory (plural gradatories)

  1. (architecture) A series of steps from a cloister into a church.

Adjective

gradatory (comparative more gradatory, superlative most gradatory)

  1. Proceeding step by step; gradual.
    • A. Seward
      Could we have seen [Macbeth’s] crimes darkening on their progress [] could this gradatory apostasy have been shown us.
  2. (zoology) Suitable for walking; said of the limbs of an animal when adapted for walking on land.


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