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Gradient - definition(s)


(1) [geodesy] The ratio between vertical distance (rise) and horizontal distance (run), often expressed as a percentage. A 10-percent gradient rises 10 feet for every 100 feet of horizontal distance.

(2) [geodesy] The inclination of a surface in a given direction.

(3) [physics] The rate at which a quantity such as temperature or pressure changes in value.

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Source: esri, 04 May 2012 09:38:39, External  

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