Grad·u·al·ness, n. The quality or state of being gradual; regular progression or gradation; slowness.
The gradualness of this movement. --M. Arnold.
The gradualness of growth is a characteristic which strikes the simplest observer. --H. Drummond.
n 1: the property possessed by a slope that is very gradual [syn:
gentleness] [ant: abruptness]
2: the quality of being gradual or of coming about by gradual
stages [syn: graduality]