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Dictionary definition for: Gradual

1. (n) (Roman Catholic Church) an antiphon (usually from the Book of Psalms) immediately after the epistle at Mass

2. (a) proceeding in small stages; "a gradual increase in prices"

3. (a) of a topographical gradient; not steep or abrupt; "a gradual slope"

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