- A slope or incline.
- A rate of inclination or declination of a slope.
- The ratio of the rates of change of a dependent variable and an independent variable, the slope of a curve's tangent.
- The rate at which a physical quantity increases or decreases relative to change in a given variable, especially distance.
- A differential operator that maps each point of a scalar field to a vector pointed in the direction of the greatest rate of change of the scalar. Notation for a scalar field φ: ∇φ
- A gradual change in color. A color gradient; gradation.

- Moving by steps; walking.
- Rising or descending by regular degrees of inclination.
- Adapted for walking, as the feet of certain birds.

- From Latin gradiēns, present participle of gradior

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