SLOW vs GRADUAL: What's the difference?

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Which is correct: slow or gradual

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slowverb

cause to proceed more slowly

slowverb

of timepieces

slowverb

without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')

slowadjective

so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

slowadjective

slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

slowverb

become slow or slower

slowverb

lose velocity; move more slowly

slowadjective

(of business) not active or brisk

slowadjective

at a slow tempo

slowadjective

not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time

slowverb

(used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time

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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