flat vs gradual: What's the difference?

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Which is correct: flat or gradual

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flatnoun

a deflated pneumatic tire

flatnoun

freight car without permanent sides or roof

flatnoun

a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house

flatadjective

lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth

flatverb

in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly

flatadjective

not modified or restricted by reservations

flatadjective

not reflecting light; not glossy

flatadjective

lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting

flatadjective

lacking taste or flavor or tang

flatadjective

having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another

flatadjective

sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch

flatadjective

stretched out and lying at full length along the ground

flatadjective

flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)

flatnoun

a level tract of land

flatnoun

a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named

flatnoun

a shallow box in which seedlings are started

flatadjective

commercially inactive

flatadjective

having a relatively broad surface in relation to depth or thickness

flatadjective

having lost effervescence

flatadjective

horizontally level

flatadjective

lacking contrast or shading between tones

flatadjective

(of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone

flatnoun

scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting

gradualadjective

(of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt

gradualadjective

proceeding in small stages

gradualnoun

(Roman Catholic Church) an antiphon (usually from the Book of Psalms) immediately after the epistle at Mass

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