- n (Roman Catholic Church) an antiphon (usually from the Book of Psalms) immediately after the epistle at Mass
- a proceeding in small stages
a gradual increase in prices
- a (of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt
a gradual slope
- BARACK OBAMA: "I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment.
- Such a gradual course requires patience, guile and discipline, rather than flamboyant words and heroic poses.
- Included are icons for each turn (giving you a rough idea of the turn's degree, sharp or gradual), plus, if you choose, phonetic readings of the street names you actually hear .
- Hu Jintao in BBC News
Over the remainder of 2008, the effects of monetary policy and fiscal stimulus, a gradual ebbing of the drag from residential construction, further progress in the repair of financial and credit markets, and still-solid demand from abroad should... Ben Bernanke http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Bernanke&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEsTNLK-7-f3R5-thHohB-P27CEdw MarketWatch http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/bernanke-says-slowdown-bring-inflation/story.aspx%3Fguid%3D%257BB17B9D54-A9A8-4B31-8F65-2AD170A5B561%257D%26dist%3Dmsr_1&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFWIb2YzhTIRQsaDOVj8PPueCxOuA Jun 9, 2008
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- Barack Obama in Chippewa Herald
We got it moving again,Obama said of the economy. "We now have to, in a gradual way, reduce spending ...... but do so in a way that doesn't hurt people. And that is a challenge."