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  • 1 Gradual — • In English often called Grail, is the oldest and most important of the four chants that make up the choir s part of the Proper of the Mass Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Gradual     Gradual …

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  • 2 gradual — GRADUÁL, graduale, s.n. (muz.) Cânt gregorian în liturghia catolică. ♦ Carte de cântece pentru liturghie la catolici. [pr.: du al] – Din it., lat. graduale. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  graduál s. n. (sil. du al), pl. graduále …

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  • 3 Gradual — Grad u*al ; a. [Cf; F. graduel. See {Grade}, and cf. {Gradual}, n.] Proceeding by steps or degrees; advancing, step by step, as in ascent or descent or from one state to another; regularly progressive; slow; as, a gradual increase of knowledge; a …

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  • 4 Gradual — Grad u*al, n. [LL. graduale a gradual (in sense 1), fr. L. gradus step: cf. F. graduel. See {Grade}, and cf. {Grail} a gradual.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) (a) An antiphon or responsory after the epistle, in the Mass, which was sung on the steps, or while… …

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  • 5 gradual — (Del lat. gradus, grado). 1. adj. Que está por grados o va de grado en grado. 2. m. Parte de la misa que se reza entre la epístola y el evangelio. ☛ V. escala gradual, salmo gradual …

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  • 6 gradual — adjetivo 1. (antepuesto / pospuesto) Que se produce de manera continua, sin saltos ni variaciones bruscas: La disminución del paro ha sido gradual …

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  • 7 Graduāl — (lat.), auf einen Grad (s. Gradus) bezüglich, z. B. Gradualdisputation, Disputation zur Erlangung eines akademischen Grades; Gradualsystem, Bestimmung der Erbfolge nach der Nähe des Verwandtschaftsgrades. S. Linealsystem …

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  • 8 Gradual — Graduāl, auf einen Grad (lat. gradus), Rang bezüglich; Gradualerbfolge, Gradualsystem, Erbfolge nach der Nähe des Verwandtschaftsgrades (s. Erbrecht); Gradualpsalmen, s. Stufenpsalmen …

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  • 9 gradual — index deliberate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10 gradual — (adj.) early 15c., having steps or ridges, from M.L. gradualis, from L. gradus step (see GRADE (Cf. grade)). Meaning arranged by degrees is from 1540s; that of taking place by degrees is from 1690s …

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  • 11 gradual — adj. 2 g. 1. Que se manifesta ou se desenvolve progressivamente (aumentando ou diminuindo). • s. m. 2.  [Religião católica] Versículo da missa depois do capítulo. 3. Livro de cantochão …

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  • 12 gradual — gradùāl m <G graduála> DEFINICIJA kat. 1. dio katoličke mise, pjeva se između Poslanice i Evanđelja 2. priručnik misnih pjesama 3. oblik pripjevnog psalma ETIMOLOGIJA srlat. graduale: dio mise koju je pjevao zbor na stepenicama oltara ≃… …

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  • 13 gradual — [adj] happening slowly, evenly bit bybit*, by degrees, continuous, creeping, even, gentle, graduate, moderate, piecemeal, progressive, regular, slow, steady, step by step*, successive, unhurried; concepts 544,588,799 Ant. abrupt, infrequent,… …

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  • 14 gradual — ► ADJECTIVE 1) taking place in stages over an extended period. 2) (of a slope) not steep or abrupt. DERIVATIVES gradually adverb gradualness noun. ORIGIN Latin gradualis, from gradus step …

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  • 15 gradual — [grä΄do͞o ä′lā rō mä′noomgra′jo͞o əl, gra′jə wəl] adj. [ML gradualis < L gradus: see GRADE] taking place by almost imperceptible steps or degrees; developing little by little, not sharply or suddenly n. [ML graduale, book of hymns orig. sung… …

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  • 16 Gradual — The Gradual (Latin: graduale, sometimes called the Grail) is a chant in the extraordinary form of the Roman Catholic Mass, sung after the reading or singing of the Epistle and before the Alleluia, or, during penitential seasons, before the Tract …

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  • 17 gradual — ► adjetivo 1 Que se produce o se desarrolla en grados o de manera continua, sin saltos bruscos: ■ se observa un gradual empobrecimiento de la población. SINÓNIMO progresivo ANTÓNIMO brusco ► sustantivo masculino 2 RELIGIÓN Parte de la misa que se …

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  • 18 Gradual — Miniatura de la letra I perteneciente al gradual del rey Matías Corvino de Hungría (Siglo XV). El gradual (en latín: graduale) es un canto en la misa católica, que se canta o se lee después de la Epístola y antes del aleluya, o …

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  • 19 gradual — 01. The change in height of my children seems [gradual] to me because I see them everyday, but other people tell us they have grown really fast. 02. The young boy left his bicycle out in the rain for weeks, so it [gradually] began to rust. 03.… …

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  • 20 gradual — grad|u|al [ grædʒuəl ] adjective * 1. ) gradual processes and changes happen slowly and by small amounts: a gradual change in the climate Any rise in water temperature will be gradual. 2. ) a gradual slope is not steep: a gradual ascent to the… …

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