gradability

gradability

[grey-duh-bil-i-tee]
noun Transportation.
a measure of a truck's pulling power expressed as the steepest grade the truck can climb with a full load.
Compare grade ( def 9 ).


Origin:
1950–55; grade + -ability

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gradable (ˈɡreɪdəbəl)
 
adj
1.  capable of being graded
2.  linguistics denoting or relating to a word in whose meaning there is some implicit relationship to a standard: ``big'' and ``small'' are gradable adjectives
 
n
3.  linguistics a word of this kind
 
grada'bility
 
n
 
'gradableness
 
n

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