krama क्रम

Definition: m. "progressing step by step", a peculiar manner or method of reading and writing Vedic texts (so called because the reading proceeds from the 1st member, either word or letter, to the 2nd, then the 2nd is repeated and connected with the 3rd, the 3rd repeated and connected with the 4th, and so on;this manner of reading in relation to words is called pada--[ ] , in relation to conjunct consonants varṇa--[ib.])