gradability

/gray'deuh bil"i tee/, n. Transp.
a measure of a truck's pulling power expressed as the steepest grade the truck can climb with a full load.
Also, gradeability. Cf. grade (def. 9).
[1950-55; GRADE + -ABILITY]

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Universalium. 2010.

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