gradient (Meaning)

Wordnet

gradient (n)

a graded change in the magnitude of some physical quantity or dimension

the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal

Webster

gradient (a.)

Moving by steps; walking; as, gradient automata.

Rising or descending by regular degrees of inclination; as, the gradient line of a railroad.

Adapted for walking, as the feet of certain birds.

Webster

gradient (n.)

The rate of regular or graded ascent or descent in a road; grade.

A part of a road which slopes upward or downward; a portion of a way not level; a grade.

The rate of increase or decrease of a variable magnitude, or the curve which represents it; as, a thermometric gradient.

gradient Sentence Examples

  1. The gradient of the hill was so steep that climbing it was a challenge.
  2. The temperature gradient in the lake created distinct layers of water with varying temperatures.
  3. The color gradient on the wall created a mesmerizing effect, transitioning smoothly from light to dark.
  4. The pressure gradient across the membrane allowed for the passage of ions into the cell.
  5. The gradient of the river's current determined the speed at which the boat moved downstream.
  6. The concentration gradient of the solute led to the diffusion of molecules from high to low concentration.
  7. The gradient of the terrain influenced the path taken by the hikers, guiding them through the rugged landscape.
  8. The shading gradient on the drawing added depth and realism to the image.
  9. The voltage gradient along the axon triggered the transmission of electrical impulses in the neuron.
  10. The gradient of the snowfall increased as the storm approached, resulting in heavier accumulation in higher elevations.

FAQs About the word gradient

a graded change in the magnitude of some physical quantity or dimension, the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontalMoving by s

inclination, incline,slope,diagonal, pitch, slant, ascent, bank, rise,lean

downgrade, descent,decline, dip, declension, hanging, declination, descent, declivity, declivity

The gradient of the hill was so steep that climbing it was a challenge.

The temperature gradient in the lake created distinct layers of water with varying temperatures.

The color gradient on the wall created a mesmerizing effect, transitioning smoothly from light to dark.

The pressure gradient across the membrane allowed for the passage of ions into the cell.