from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of graduate.
  • adj. In steps.
  • adj. Having a university degree; having completed training.
  • adj. Marked with graduations.
  • adj. Arranged by grade, level, degree.
  • adj. Increasing in rate with the taxable base.
  • adj. Of a tail, having successively longer feathers towards the middle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Marked with, or divided into, degrees; divided into grades.
  • adj. Tapered; -- said of a bird's tail when the outer feathers are shortest, and the others successively longer.
  • adj. Having visible marks and numbers at vertical intervals, permitting one to estimate the quantitity of material contained; -- of vessels, most commonly those used in laboratories for containing liquids. See graduated cylinder, etc., below.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Specifically, in ornithology, having the tail moderately pointed, the tail-feathers regularly decreasing in length from the center pair outward.

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

  • adj. marked with or divided into degrees
  • adj. taking place by degrees


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