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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gra·di·ent /ˈgrediənt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 gra·di·ent /ˈgredɪənt/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gra·di·ent a.
 1. Moving by steps; walking; as, gradient automata.
 2. Rising or descending by regular degrees of inclination; as, the gradient line of a railroad.
 3. Adapted for walking, as the feet of certain birds.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gra·di·ent, n.
 1. The rate of regular or graded ascent or descent in a road; grade.
 2. A part of a road which slopes upward or downward; a portion of a way not level; a grade.
 3. The rate of increase or decrease of a variable magnitude, or the curve which represents it; as, a thermometric gradient.
 Gradient post, a post or stake indicating by its height or by marks on it the grade of a railroad, highway, or embankment, etc., at that spot.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a graded change in the magnitude of some physical quantity
           or dimension
      2: the property possessed by a line or surface that departs
         from the horizontal; "a five-degree gradient" [syn: slope]