Gradual can also refer to a book collecting all the musical items of the Mass. The official such book for the Roman Rite is the Roman Gradual (in Latin, Graduale Romanum). Other such books include the Dominican Gradual.

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Roman Gradual - History
... Graduals, like the later Cantatory, may have originally included only the responsorial items, the Gradual, Alleluia, and Tract ... In 1908 a revised edition of the Roman Gradual was published ... That edition of the Roman Gradual was the basis also of a more general compilation of chants known as the Liber Usualis ...
Nubchen Sangye Yeshe - Works - Lamp For The Eye in Contemplation The Samten Migdron (Tib. BSam-gtan Mig-sgron.)
... Yeshe establishes a salient distinction within the Mahayana between the 'Gradual Vehicle of Bodhisattvas' (Sanskrit Bodhisattvayana) and the 'Sudden Mahayana' corresponding to the Dhyana, Ch’an or Zen school ... p.246) who mentions Huineng In his sutra, Hui-neng noted that no tradition is sudden or gradual, and that these adjectives should be applied to students rather than to teachings or schools, for no doubt some ... to the Ch’an or Zen School insofar as in it Awakening is not posited as the result of a gradual development through paths and levels, but as an instantaneous breakthrough ...
Privatization In Israel - Privatization Processes
... in Israel belong mainly to the following types Gradual Sale a gradual sale or dilution of the state’s holdings in the public body to the extent where the state would no longer ... A notable example for this is the gradual selling of the Israeli telecommunications provider "Bezeq" and the gradual selling of the Israeli banks, which were ...
Gradual Training
... the practice (patipatti) of his teaching as the gradual training (Pali anupubbasikkhā) because the eightfold path involves a process of mind-body transformation that unfolds over a sometimes lengthy period ... Just as the ocean has a gradual shelf, a gradual slope, a gradual inclination, with a sudden drop-off only after a long stretch, in the same way this discipline of ... Udana, 5.5 The emphasis on gradual training may be understood by the fact that just as the human habits which give rise to suffering have been built up over a long period of time those same habits similarly ...
Subitism - Chinese Buddhism - Chán - Huineng
... As the two Schools were distinguished from each other by the names "Sudden" (the South) and "Gradual" (the North), the question which sect they should follow baffled certain Buddhist scholars (of that time) ... The reason why the names 'Sudden' and 'Gradual' are given is that some disciples are superior to others in mental dispositions ... as the Dharma is concerned, the distinction of 'Sudden' and 'Gradual' does not exist ...

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