# Gradient vs Fading - What's the difference?

gradient | fading |

## As nouns the difference between gradient and fading

is that gradient is gradient while fading is the act of something that fades; gradual diminishment.

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# gradient

## English

### Noun

(en noun) (slope) (wikipedia gradient)
• A slope or incline.
• A rate of inclination or declination of a slope.
• (calculus) Of a function y'' = ''f''(''x'') or the graph of such a function, the rate of change of ''y'' with respect to ''x''
that is, the amount by which ''y'' changes for a certain (often unit) change in ''x

equivalently, the inclination to the X axis of the tangent to the curve of the graph.
• (science) The rate at which a physical quantity increases or decreases relative to change in a given variable, especially distance.
• (analysis) A differential operator that maps each point of a scalar field to a vector pointed in the direction of the greatest rate of change of the scalar. Notation for a scalar field ?: ∇φ
• #### Synonyms

* (slope) hill, incline, ramp, slope * (in calculus) slope (of a line )

#### Derived terms

* gradient wind * ruling gradient * supergradient * temperature gradient

### Adjective

(-)
• Moving by steps; walking.
• gradient automata
(Wilkins)
• Rising or descending by regular degrees of inclination.
• the gradient line of a railroad
• Adapted for walking, as the feet of certain birds.

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# fading

## English

### Verb

(head)
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• * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-10-19, volume=409, issue=8858, magazine=(The Economist), author=Banyan
• , title= The meaning of Sachin , passage=With fading eyesight and reactions, the runs have dried up. That Mr Tendulkar has nonetheless kept his place in the national [cricket] side is a more dismal exemplum: of the impunity enjoyed by all India’s rich and powerful.}}

### Noun

(en noun)
• The act of something that fades; gradual diminishment.
• * 1854 , (Herman Melville), (Israel Potter)
• (obsolete) An Irish dance; also, the burden of a song.
• * Beaumont and Fletcher
• Fading is a fine jig.
• * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
• delicate burthens of dildos and fadings
(Webster 1913)