Advancing or advancing by regular or constant levels: progressive erosion; a gradual pitch.
Proceeding by steps or tiny degrees; advancing step by step, as with ascent or lineage or from a single condition to some other; regularly progressive; slow; as, a gradual boost of real information; a gradual decline.
Proceeding by steps or degrees; advancing, thorough, as in ascent or descent or from 1 state to a different; regularly modern; sluggish
proceeding in little stages
(of a topographical gradient) perhaps not high or abrupt
Roman Catholic Church The liturgical guide containing the chants for Mass.
Roman Catholic Church A biblical text sung amongst the Epistle plus the Gospel of the Mass.
An antiphon or responsory after the epistle, into the Mass, that was sung from the actions, or while the deacon ascended the tips.
A service book containing the musical portions regarding the Mass.
An antiphon or responsory following the epistle, into the Mass, which was sung in the steps, or while the deacon ascended the steps.
a site guide containing the music portions regarding the Mass.
a few actions.
A series of tips.
In the Rom. Cath, Ch.: An antiphon sung after the reading of this epistle, although the book is relocated through the epistle toward gospel region of the altar: so called as it was previously sung because of the subdeacon or epistler and cantor regarding the step (gradus) of ambo or pulpit where the epistle was read.
An office-book formerly in use, containing the antiphons labeled as graduals, plus introits along with other antiphons, etc., associated with mass. Also known as the cantatory or cantatorium.
(Roman Catholic Church) an antiphon (usually from the Book of Psalms) right after the epistle at Mass