grader

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grader a judge who assigns grades to something
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Despite the fact that federal spending on the drug war increased from $1.65 billion in 1982 to $17.7 billion in 1999, more than half of the students in the United States in 1999 tried an illegal drug before they graduated from high school. Additionally, 65% have tried cigarettes by 12th grade and 35% are current smokers, and 62% of twelfth graders and 25% of 8th graders in 1999 report having been drunk at least once.
    • n grader One who or that which grades. (adjective) One engaged in grading, as on the line of a railroad.
    • n grader A heavy plow or an earth-scraper used in throwing up an embankment or in making a permanent way.
    • n grader A grain-separator or -sorter. See separator.
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Usage

In literature:

Are college students any better than third graders?
"Take Me for a Ride" by Mark E. Laxer
Already this spring the graders were breaking ground far ahead of the rail-layers.
"The U.P. Trail" by Zane Grey
Now the new seventh graders look up to them.
"Dorothy's Mystical Adventures in Oz" by Robert J. Evans
I was the best lumber grader on the place.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
A hand-operated, wooden fanning mill with hurdle, screen, grader, and side spout.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
And there's a little gravel over there that is hardly worth taking, and we'll leave it for the graders to use.
"The Doers" by William John Hopkins
It also licenses the necessary coffee graders, warehousemen, weighmasters, and samplers of the Exchange.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
The whole town was soon on hand, and it was decided to descend on the graders' camp in force.
"Track's End" by Hayden Carruth
Now first-graders, take your copy books.
"Four Little Blossoms at Oak Hill School" by Mabel C. Hawley
When the wagon is loaded, the grader is stopped while the loaded wagon is hauled out and an empty one drawn into position.
"American Rural Highways" by T. R. Agg
Bridge-gangs and track-layers {162} followed close on the graders' heels.
"The Railway Builders" by Oscar D. Skelton
I was a high-grader up on that ladder.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
All of the tenth graders were back from the library by that time.
"Adolescents Only" by Irving E. Cox
A purring grader smoothed the sand.
"Thy Rocks and Rills" by Robert Ernest Gilbert
I 'm Sam M'Grader, Robert M'Grader's brother.
"Tony Butler" by Charles James Lever
Sometimes the only ditches necessary to carry off the surface water are those made by the use of the road machines or road graders.
"The Future of Road-making in America" by Archer Butler Hulbert
Where the construction is light the road grader was used to great advantage.
"Third Biennial Report of the Oregon State Highway Commission" by S. Benson, W. L. Thompson, R. A. Booth, Herbert Nunn
It might be argued that First Graders are too young for sling-shots.
"Life's Minor Collisions" by Frances Warner
He also saw the graders, the tracklayers, the spike drivers, and heard the locomotive whistle.
"The Indians' Last Fight" by Dennis Collins
Joining the line two or three miles down the valley, he found a track-grader's tool hut and went in and smoked.
"Northwest!" by Harold Bindloss
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In news:

Before most students have arrived at school, a small group of seventh- and eighth-graders practices playing music.
Kiana Vullo, sixth-grader at the Catholic Academy of the Holy Family , is an only child.
With school in session, we see our neighbor, a first-grader, wait for the school bus with his mom each morning.
View full size Shawn McMillen Photography Madeline Libby, a fourth grader from Hudson, was recently awarded a $500 grant at the United States Equestrian Federation's National Pony Championships.
Third-graders have been working hard at many subjects.
Sam is my 13-year old son and a seventh grader at Maryville Middle School.
For a seventh-grader, Alex Barry is a busy guy.
ICCS first graders at the Keeper's House.
The first graders at Immaculate Conception Catholic School learned last week that you don't need to travel far to find exciting stories of adventure, war, Indians, and life on the frontier.
Tonight, Nov 9, the Tisbury fourth graders along with IMP will perform two musical fairy tales — Bears Beware.
"Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader" host Jeff Foxworthy might be a self-proclaimed "redneck," but he also sticks his neck out for children suffering in poverty.
Nebraska third grader dresses ' in character '.
Nebraska third grader dresses ' in character ' every day for school.
Fair Oaks sixth graders plan a party, improve basic math skills.
Tiffin fourth-graders learn water safety.
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In science:

Aside from the reliability of the review, the quality is also an issue. Wolfe (2004) has found that novice graders can produce quite accurate assessments, but that a majority of the reviews could be classified as superficial.
Exploring Peer Review in the Computer Science Classroom
On the other hand, Pythagorean theorem can not be explained to the first grader, while the axioms and small constants through which it is derived can be; so in this respect they are more intuitive.
Causal set as a discretized phase spacetime
Automatic homework graders sometimes need to decide whether two expressions define the same function.
Undecidable problems: a sampler
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