Translation of gradient in Spanish:


pendiente, n.

Pronunciation /ˈɡreɪdɪənt//ˈɡreɪdiənt/


  • 1

    pendiente feminine
    cuesta feminine
    gradiente feminine Latin America
    a gradient of 20% / of one in five una pendiente del 20%
    • A hundred hand-cut granite steps were laid to negotiate the steep gradient leading up from the riverbank, to a walk back through the top of the bluebell wood.
    • On the upper part of the mountain the gradient was so steep that climbers had to lean forward to prevent overbalancing.
    • Its high mobility enables it to climb steep gradients and sizeable steps.
    • Conditions were heinous, the largely off-trail section proving unrideable due to dense forest, boggy peat, streams, briars, bushes and steep gradients.
    • The gradient is steep to begin with as the road goes through sharp bends.
    • The drive up the two lane mountain road with excellent gradients is 13 km.
    • Road sections which included steep gradients, major drainage structures and thick chip seal surface layers were normally excluded.
    • For traffic driving east, the road descends down a gradient of 0.023 through a wooded area with trees overhanging the road on both sides.
    • This is a proper offroad vehicle - it climbed steep gradients with ease, using the tiptronic manual gear selector, and descended safely without the need to touch the pedals.
    • Narrow-gauge locomotives were relatively small, and steep gradients and sharp curves reduced train speeds.
    • To go over the Andes by rail entailed very steep gradients indeed, and when I come to write about rack railways I will come back to them.
    • Their gradients are not steep enough to make a driver slow down any more than he would anyway at a road junction.
    • The Keoghs, realising that their present house, built as it is on a steep gradient, is most unsuitable for a wheelchair user, decided to apply for the transfer.
    • As we left Girvan, with the sun shining, the wind blowing in its usual and helpful easterly direction, we climbed away from the town on a good open track which, despite the steep gradient, added to a sense of keen anticipation.
    • I hurtle past people carrying bags of shopping going uphill; the gradient is so steep I fear they will graze their noses on the tarmac.
    • A fountain and water channel will see water flowing in spirals down the steep gradient of the street.
    • The rise in altitude from 6,000 ft to double that was reached via heartstoppingly steep gradients and hairpin bends.
    • A clanking, wheezing locomotive went past the cabin climbing the steep gradient.
    • By following the ridge of the city's hills, it provides tolerable gradients and avoids steep inclines, which proliferate in the city's side streets.
    • Dangerous inclines, gradients and sharp curves add to the mess.
  • 2

    Physics Mathematics
    gradiente masculine
    • We investigated the influence of temperature gradients between different mound heights on CO 2 concentrations.
    • Differentiation is a method of working out the gradient of a curve - how quickly one variable changes with respect to another.
    • We observed a gradient in the depth of the selective sweep, which becomes progressively deeper as you get nearer to the gene.
    • In a moment we will demonstrate what the gradient of the curve at a point is, by examining a limiting argument.
    • Let's choose the point x = 3, and try to decide what it means for the curve to have a gradient at the point.
    • I assure you, however, I have accurately mapped the topological surface density and transitional energy gradients of the timeline in question.
    • Distinct gradients in pressure were observed throughout the contact area.
    • The abrupt changes in gradient visible in the graph are caused when the number of relevant genetic backgrounds i max changes from one integer value to the next.