gradient gradient  /ˈɡreɪ di ənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a graded change in the magnitude of some physical quantity or dimension
  2. (n) the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal

Usage(s):

  1. To begin with, the difference between comic book subgenres has long been smeared into a smooth gradient.
  2. I started in chemistry and then proceeded up the gender gradient to physics, finally achieving in Classical Mechanics the exalted status of only girl in the class.
  3. It was therefore not only possible but probable that a stronger gradient was created.

News

  1. Scaling Volume To Column Volume: A Case Study

    In order to maintain the same elution pattern when scaling a separation between columns of the same phase but different inner diameters, gradient volume must be scaled in proportion to column volume.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: BioresearchOnline

  2. Hate the neon design of iOS 7? Check out the ‘Jony Ive Redesigns Things’ Tumblr

    Apple's iOS 7 design showcases a lot of brightly colored gradient features, giving way for a new Tumblr account poking fun at designer Jony Ive's vision. User-submitted photos show takes on the aesthetic on a number of Apple and non-Apple items.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Digital Trends

Quotes

  1. Rogers said the course was testing: "The downhill is very open with a lot of headwind and it's not a gradient you can roll down : There's no rest, not an inch of rest on the whole circuit."
    on Aug 20, 2007 By: Michael Rogers Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "Interlagos is a really fun track to drive as it has a bit of everything - gradient changes, a complete mix of corners and it runs in an anti-clockwise direction which presents a different challenge for the drivers," said Rosberg. "We had a...
    on Oct 28, 2008 By: Nick Greisen Source: ITV.com

  3. "But now that we have a handle on the dynamics that set up this spectacular planet-sized gradient, we can begin to get at the underlying processes in a whole new way," Jablonski said.
    on Oct 6, 2006 By: David Jablonski Source: Environment News Service

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