Is there a word which describes the strength of an adjective within an ordered set?
For example, these words describe “quality” in ascending order of their “power”:
Is there a name for a set like this or a tool, similar to a thesaurus, that could be used to identify such a set?
Background information: I asked a question on UX StackExchange regarding naming different levels of system stability. I was looking for confirmation that the ordering of Operational, Temperamental, Unstable, Critical, Dire was appropriate when it struck me that there must be a name to describe the relationship between these words.