level in the range and stress or accentuation of an attribu

VicNicSor

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degree
3
c. : level in the range and stress or accentuation of an attribute : relative efficacy : measure or dimension of an essential or distinctive quality
the mental powers of ants differ from those of men not so much in kind as in degree — John Lubbock
it is a question of degree whether I have been negligent — B.N.Cardozo
most of the distinctions of law are distinctions of degree — O.W.Holmes †1935

M-W

1)
level in the range and stress
or
level in accentuation of an attribute

2) level in the range and stress
or
accentuation of an attribute

How do I understand the marked phrase -- rather like 1) or 2)?
(The whole marked phrase seems a bit abstruse to me:D)

Thanks.
 
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    It's not a clearly-written phrase. My inclination is:

    3)
    level in the range and stress of an attribute
    or
    level in the range and accentuation of an attribute
     
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