gradually meaning

  • AdverbSUF-ly
    1. In a gradual manner; making slow progress; slowly.
      1. OBS by degrees.
        1. Human reason doth not only gradually, but specifically, differ from the fantastic reason of brutes. — Grew.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • The southern end of the Rockies plunges gradually along its sharp frontal downflex and passes into the Anton Chico monocline.
        • In the initial proliferative phase, angiogenesis in hemangiomas is excessive but is followed by spontaneous regression, and the cellular parenchyma is gradually replaced with fibrofatty tissue.
        • A stone sinks in water.  The sun gradually sank in the west. ‎

    Meaning of gradually for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "gradually" is an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adverbs
        • Uncomparable adverbs
        • Morphemes
          • Suffixes
            • Words by suffix
              • Words suffixed with -ly
        Difficultness: Level 1
        Easy     ➨     Difficult
        Definiteness: Level 2
        Definite    ➨     Versatile

        Other Vocabulary

        Look-Alike Words
        1. en graduall
        2. en gradably
        3. en radially
        4. en graduals
        5. fr graduelle
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