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gradual

(Slow), adjective by degrees, continuous, creeping, gradational, graduated, in steps, leisurely, methodical, orderly, paced, progressive, regular, slow, step-by-step, systematic
See also: deliberate
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Instead of the one-time increase, the groups supported a gradual pay hike for public school teachers that would reflect recent salary adjustments and is benchmarked to the market and other civil service employee comparators.
'We expect most rated power companies will report stable operating cash flow over the next 12 to 18 months, helped by stable or increasing dispatch volumes or timely cost pass-throughs, amid a gradual pace of regulatory changes, thus supporting their credit quality,' said Mic Kang, Moody's vice president and senior credit officer.
The chair of the Federal Reserve has opined that a gradual increase in rates is the best approach to be taken by the apex bank.
Hatsukami, Ph.D., from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and colleagues performed a double-blind, randomized, parallel-design study to assess the impact of (1) immediate reduction to 0.4 mg of nicotine per gram of tobacco cigarettes; (2) gradual reduction from 15.5 mg to 0.4 mg of nicotine per gram of tobacco cigarettes with five monthly dose changes; or (3) maintenance on 15.5 mg of nicotine per gram of tobacco cigarettes.
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During the day, the gradual cessation of precipitation and reduction of the cloudiness.
Despite gradual improvement in Lebanon's consumer outlook over 2017 from the previous year, BMI ResearchAaAaAeAeAaAaAeA@'s outlook over the next years is muted in comparison to historical standards.
A systematic review by the same authors (Lindson-Hawley et al) compared gradual reduction of smoking with abrupt cessation and found comparable quit rates.
Rosengren added that by initially retiring only a small percentage of maturing securities, and then very gradually shrinking the volume of the securities being reinvested, "the tightening of short-term interest rates should not need to be much different than it would be in the absence of shrinking the balance sheet." "Starting to shrink the balance sheet earlier and doing so in a very gradual fashion implies very little reduction in the degree of monetary stimulus coming from the U.S.
The central forecast scenario of the BCT favours a gradual return to the growth rates of before-2015.
Worldwide guidelines for smoking cessation generally recommend abrupt cessation over a gradual reduction in smoking, based on data from observational studies.
Better Learning Through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility (2nd ed).