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gradable

[grey-duh-buh l] /ˈgreɪ də bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being graded.
2.
Grammar. (especially of adjectives and adverbs) denoting a quality or state that can be present in varying degree or extent; capable of undergoing comparison or intensification, as heavy—heavier, cheerful—more cheerful, or tall—very tall, but not atomic or dental.
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gradable

/ˈɡreɪdəbəl/
adjective
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
noun
3.
(linguistics) a word of this kind
Derived Forms
gradability, gradableness, noun
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