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Definition of gradually adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

gradually

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈɡrædʒuəli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrædʒuəli//
 
 
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slowly, over a long period of time The weather gradually improved. Gradually, the children began to understand. Women have gradually become more involved in the decision-making process.
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