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gradient at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] a slope or a degree of slope, especially in a road or railway// American Equivalent: grade// --a steep gradient//

gradient at German => English Of Explained:

gradient

gradient at German => English Of Explained:

gradient

gradient at French => English Of Explained:

gradient

gradient at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

34 Moby Thesaurus words for "gradient":
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

gradient at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Obliquity): obliquity, inclination, slope, slant, crookedness, leaning, bevel, tilt, bias, list, twist, distortion, bend, curve, acclivity, rise, ascent, gradient, hill, bank, declivity, downhill, dip, tangent.

gradient at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
1 (also grade especially in AmE) the degree to which the ground slopes, especially on a road or railway:
a steep gradient * a hill with a gradient of 1 in 4 (or 25%)
2 (technical) the rate at which temperature, pressure, etc. changes, or increases and decreases, between one region and another

Gradient at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Gradient \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 \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.

gradient at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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

gradient at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » gradiens||lang=la, present participle of Inter: term » gradi|gradior|lang=la|to step, to walk

Pronunciation

* Inter: audio » en-us-gradient.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
Inter: wikipedi » a
  • A slope or incline.
    1. A rate of inclination or declination of a slope.
    2. Inter: calculu » s Of a function y = f(x) or the graph of such a function, the rate of change of y with respect to x, that is, the amount by which y changes for a certain (often unit) change in x.
    3. Inter: physic » s The rate at which a physical quantity increases or decreases relative to change in a given variable, especially distance.
    4. Inter: vecto » r A vector operator that maps each value of a scalar field to a vector equal to the greatest rate of change of the scalar. Notation for a scalar field φ: \nablaφ

      Synonyms

      * Inter: sense » slope hill, incline, ramp, slope

  • Inter: sense » in calculus slope (of a line)

    Derived terms

    * gradient wind
  • supergradient
  • temperature gradient

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » slope or incline
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|sklon|m, Inter: t- » cs|svah|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|richtingscoëfficient|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kaltevuus
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|pente|f
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|grádán|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|наклон|m|tr=náklon, Inter: t- » mk|стрмнина|f|tr=st'rmnina
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|àrdachadh|m
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|nagib|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|lutning|c


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » rate of inclination or declination of a slope
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|sklon|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kaltevuus
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|pente
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|grádán|m
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|наклон|m|tr=náklon


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|gradiente|m
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|àrdachadh|m
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|gradijent|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|lutning|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » in calculus
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|sklon|m
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|gradiënt|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|gradientti
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|gradient|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|εφαπτομένη|f, Inter: t- » el|συντελεστής διεύθυνσης|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|hradiens
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|grádán|m
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|gradiente|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|gradiente|m
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|gradijent|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » in physics
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|gradiënt|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|gradientti
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|gradiente|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|gradiente|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|градиент|m|sc=Cyrl
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|gradijent|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » in vector algebra
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|gradiënt|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|gradientti
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|gradient|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|gradiente|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|градиент|m|sc=Cyrl
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|gradijent|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|gradient|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * derating
    • redating
    • red giant
    • treading


    Swedish

    Noun

    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • Inter: context » vector|lang=sv gradient; a vector operator

    Declension

    Inter: sv-noun-reg-e » r

  • Translation: et » gradient
    Translation: fa » gradient
    Translation: fr » gradient
    Translation: ko » gradient
    Translation: io » gradient
    Translation: it » gradient
    Translation: kn » gradient
    Translation: hu » gradient
    Translation: mg » gradient
    Translation: ml » gradient
    Translation: my » gradient
    Translation: pl » gradient
    Translation: fi » gradient
    Translation: sv » gradient
    Translation: ta » gradient
    Translation: tr » gradient
    Translation: vi » gradient
    Translation: zh » gradient

    Gradient at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » gradient

    German

    Noun

    Inter: de-noun » m|Gradienten|Gradienten
  • Inter: maths » lang=de gradient

  • Translation: io » Gradient
    Translation: fi » Gradient
    Translation: zh » Gradient