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.

As a verb fading is





(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


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

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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‚Äôs rich and powerful.}}


    (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)