from The Century Dictionary.

  • Arranged in series of grades; existing in a series of grades: as, graded schools: graded forms.
  • Reduced to a (specified) grade; specifically, in physical geography, possessing such a slope or form that the agencies of erosion and transportation which act upon it are essentially occupied in carrying forward the detritus which they receive: said of stream-courses, hillsides, beaches, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective ordered by some quantitative ranking.
  • adjective leveled and drained but not paved; -- of roads.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of grade.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective arranged in a sequence of grades or ranks


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