Gradient is a constant rate of change between two conditions or variables.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Gradient
- 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.
2. Gradient
- 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.
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