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Gradation GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Gradation GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/grəˈdeɪ.ʃən/ (noun)


a series of gradual and subtle changes especially in the color of something over time, subtlety, nuance, step, shade, variation, successive changes or degrees, spectrum, range, scale, progression, hierarchy, shift, stage


Gradation in art is a visual technique of gradually transitioning from one color hue to another, or from one shade to another, or one texture to another. Space, distance, atmosphere, volume, and curved or rounded forms are some of the visual effects created with gradation.

A gradient illustration, showing a gradation spectrum from black to white. Artists use a variety of methods to create gradation, depending upon the art medium, and the precise desired effect. Blending, shading, hatching and crosshatching are common methods. A fading effect can be created with pastels by using a torchon.


Parts of speech

Noun: grade

Adjective: gradational

Adverb: gradationally

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