Pronunciation: (grā'din; Fr. gra-dan'), [key]
—pl. -dinsPronunciation: (-dinz; Fr. -dan'). [key]
1. one of a series of steps or seats raised one above another.
2. Eccles.a shelf or one of a series of shelves behind and above an altar. Also,gra•dinePronunciation: (gru-dēn'). [key]
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