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gradient
used in Howards End

2 uses
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Definition
the slope of a hill; or (more rarely) any value relative to another

or:

a change (measured in specific units) of some physical quantity or its rate of change
  • The air grew cooler; they had surmounted the last gradient, and Oniton lay below them with its church, its radiating houses, its castle, its river-girt peninsula.
    Chapter 25 (52% in)
  • Having no urgent destiny, it strolled downhill or up as it wished, taking no trouble about the gradients, or about the view, which nevertheless expanded.
    Chapter 33 (12% in)

There are no more uses of "gradient" in Howards End.

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