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[Ger.,=off-sound], in inflection, vowel variation (as in English sing, sang, sung, song) caused by former differences in syllabic accent. In a prehistoric period the corresponding inflected forms of the language (known through internal reconstruction) had
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Gradation

 

(The principle of biological perfection), a principle of the gradual development from the simple to the complex, based on the striving toward perfection found in living things; the principle was introduced by J. B. Lamarck in his theory of evolution.


Gradation

 

a stylistic device; a series of similar words or expressions (images, similes, metaphors, and so on) that gradually emphasize and increase or, on the other hand, decrease (climax and anticlimax, respectively) the sense or emotional significance. The principle of gradation may be the device in a verse composition (in lyric poetry—for example, “The east grew white ...” by F. I. Tiutchev) or plot composition (byliny [epic folk songs] or fairy tales—for example, The Little Tower Chamber). An example of stylistic climactic gradation is “I do not regret, I do not call, I do not cry” (S. A. Esenin).

gradation

[grā′dā·shən]
(geology)
The leveling of the land, or the bringing of a land surface or area to a uniform or nearly uniform grade or slope through erosion, transportation, and deposition.
Specifically, the bringing of a stream bed to a slope at which the water is just able to transport the material delivered to it.

particle-size distribution

A tabulation of the percentages of the various sizes of particles in a sample of soil or aggregate for concrete as determined by sieve analysis.

gradation

1. (in painting, drawing, or sculpture) transition from one colour, tone, or surface to another through a series of very slight changes
2. Geology the natural levelling of land as a result of the building up or wearing down of pre-existing formations
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Segment durations which bear no relevance to stop gradation are not indicated.
While 20 traverse lines are generally used in computing the chord length index, research is needed to show the actual number of traverse lines that are necessary to accurately compute the chord length index and subsequent gradation curves.
It is worth mentioning that forest employees had demanded post up gradation of Forest Guard from BPS - 8 to 12, Forester from 10 to 14 and post of Deputy Ranger from BPS 12 to 15.
Another teacher Gul Zaman said that the government has ignored the demands of the up gradation and promotion and will compelled the teacher community of the Bajaur to start a strong agitation across the Fata.
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This was said by the senior members of the All Teacher Association and Mohmand Teachers Association in a joint press conference on Thursday at Mohmand Press Club, they alleged that the Ministry of SAFRON and Education Department have crossed the limit of ignoring the up gradation of the Agency teachers.
Members in the meeting threatened if the government could not managed to issued the notification of teachers up gradation of the Mohmand Agency the members will hold sit in front Mohmand Agency Press club.
Meanwhile, Awami National Party (ANP) District President of Women Wing Zahida Rehman said that All Pakistan Auditor Association issues including 33 percent up gradation and exemption to be solved effectively.
Runtime gradation controls -- enabled by IntelliStream's real-time processing -- lets users make on-the-fly gradation adjustments to manage and match colors electronically on press.
Tenders are invited for Gradation and Modernization scheme for supply, test, transport, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of sub-transmission lines, earthing of Distribution Transformers, replacement of old meters by Static meters, re-conduct ring and up gradation of Lines, replacement of Poles i.
Speaking on the occasion union council sectaries association president Sikandar khan said in previous year after their demands of the Association local government minister insured the skill up gradation, but in current budget again the union council sectaries are deprived and ignored from their basic right of skill up gradation.
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