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Gradient stands for:

  • Slope of negative value, commonly used in math and diagrams
  • Slope , the local terrain
  • Bed slope , the difference in height of a current
  • Gradient , the height profile of routes in railway, road and path construction
  • Roof pitch , for draining roofs
  • Gradient (law) , various duties and taxes (outdated)

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