• WordNet 3.6
    • n grading evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score "what he disliked about teaching was all the grading he had to do"
    • n grading changing the ground level to a smooth horizontal or gently sloping surface
    • n grading the act of arranging in a graduated series
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Coffee is graded according to 3 criteria: Bean quality (Altitude and Species) Quality of preparation Size of bean
    • n Grading The act or method of arranging in or by grade, or of bringing, as the surface of land or a road, to the desired level or grade.
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  • Laurence J. Peter
    “Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If nobody dropped out of eighth grade, who would hire the college graduates?”
  • Jeff Foxworthy
    Jeff Foxworthy
    “I've never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished the fifth grade a year before I did.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “A judge is a law student who grades his own papers.”
  • Ronald Reagan
    “But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.”
  • Leslie Wexner
    Leslie Wexner
    “Buyers are graded not only on their successes, but also on their failures. Too many hits means the buyer isn't taking enough chances.”


Make the grade - Someone or something that makes the grade reaches the standard expected or required.


In literature:

It must have an outlet, and we're going up-grade.
"The Gold Trail" by Harold Bindloss
It not infrequently happens that no pupils are in attendance beyond the fifth or the sixth grade.
"New Ideals in Rural Schools" by George Herbert Betts
It would cost 200 francs to enter the 33rd grade of the sublime mystery.
"Devil-Worship in France" by Arthur Edward Waite
They made a superior grade of oil and prospered rapidly.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
A young college girl unfamiliar with the ways of the public school was substituting in the highest grammar grade.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
MR. CRANE: Our highest grade native woods are those which grow more slowly.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Rosin is sometimes added, the proportion ranging, according to the grade of soap required, from 5 to 15 per cent.
"The Handbook of Soap Manufacture" by W. H. Simmons
At last a new railroad grade comes in sight, with gangs of men at work.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
Antemortal state, graded intelligences in, 14.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
Bits of high-grade ore are their perquisite, they pretend to think.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
About one hundred thousand dollars was spent in grading a due westerly route out of Omaha.
"The Story of the First Trans-Continental Railroad" by W. F. Bailey
It is distinctly a low-grade fuel and is used almost entirely in the districts where mined, due to its cheapness.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
The track, however, was not graded like a road.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Stock and cion cuttings are now graded to exactly the same diameters, this being necessary to secure perfection in the unions.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
The cleaned bulbs are dropped into another basket and then stored in crates to await the time for grading.
"The Gladiolus" by Matthew Crawford
I have found the Stetson, of the five to seven dollar grade, the most satisfactory.
"Camp and Trail" by Stewart Edward White
The grades of enlisted men are sergeant, corporal and private.
"The Style Book of The Detroit News" by The Detroit News
"Practical Angora Goat Raising" by C. P. Bailey
She pulled out by herself down the grade on the main track.
"Harper's Round Table, October 22, 1895" by Various
When the road passes through villages and towns the grading should reduce the roadbed to a grade as nearly level as possible.
"The Future of Road-making in America" by Archer Butler Hulbert

In poetry:

And if, of old, his halls displayed
The honored and exalted grade
His worth had gained,
So, in the dark, disastrous hour,
Brothers and bondsmen of his power
His hand sustained.
"Coplas De Manrique (From The Spanish)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
'Tis not all dignities to render cheap
I seek,— all grades to place on equal ground;
All fences of the social scheme to sweep
From earth; all ranks and orders to confound:
"The Toils Of The Voyager" by George Jehoshaphat Mountain
None whole or clean, " we cry, "or free from stain
Of favour." Wait awhile, till we attain
The Last Department where nor fraud nor fools,
Nor grade nor greed, shall trouble us again.
"The Last Department" by Rudyard Kipling
But the faiths have flowered and flown,
And the truth is but in part;
Many a creed and many a grade
For Thy purpose Thou hast made.
None can know Thee what Thou art,
Fathomless! Unknown!
"A Pastoral" by George Essex Evans
Soa cheer up, old lass,
Altho' we've grown grey,
An we havn't mich brass,
Still awr hearts can be gay:
For we've health an contentment an soa we can say,
'At we're gradely weel off after all.
"Gradely Weel Off" by John Hartley
Soa cheer up, old lass,
Altho' we've grown grey,
An we havn't mich brass,
Still awr hearts can be gay;
For we've health an contentment, an soa we can say,
'At we're gradely weel off after all.
"Gradely Weel Off" by John Hartley

In news:

She lives across the street from where the third-grade student who was shot, and the girl was a friend of the family.
6th Grade and 5 Hours of Homework.
Attribution omitted from new document on Dukes' grade.
Lamar's 5th Grade International Baccalaureate Presentations.
A Harvard senior with a 3.0 grade-point average in anthropology seems an unlikely choice to take a year off from college to swim.
Alabama Gas Station Owner, Others Targeted by Government-Grade Spy Tech.
Chris is in the fourth grade at Thunder Mountain Elementary.
Manute Bol's 7th grade son is 6'5 and a baller .
And once students get to fifth grade or later, class sizes balloon .
Pelotero Grade: A Directors: Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin, John Paley Screenplay: Documentary Rating: NR Runtime: 77 min.
While it may be hard to believe, a recent study by the Annie E Casey Foundation confirmed that millions of American children reach the fourth grade without being able to read proficiently at their grade level.
AS would be a D in traditional grading , and informs the student about the problem areas they need to focus on to improve their understanding and thus their final grade .
Vermont has a long history of maple syrup production and fiercely protects the purity of its brand with grades called "fancy," " grade A dark amber" and " grade B.
That's been the part her students single out as their favorite part of the new grades , being able to practice and then improve their grades by reassessing.
Sixth grade student, Abhay Singh, and his fourth grade sister, Amanat, were honored for their heroic actions during the Oak Creek Sikh Temple Shooting.

In science:

An integral graded Ideal is a graded normal Ideal such that M ⊂ Ol (M ). A gr-maximal integral Ideal is a graded integral Ideal which is a gr-maximal left Ideal in Ol (M ).
Generalized Maximal Orders
Notice that F also has a principal grading obtained by setting the degree of a letter [i] to be 1; let Fd be the dth graded component in this grading.
Degenerate Affine Hecke-Clifford Algebras and Type $Q$ Lie Superalgebras
For a strongly C/Z-graded (or C-graded) vertex operator algebra, a natural module category is the category of strongly C/Z-graded (or C-graded, respectively) generalized V -modules.
Generalized twisted modules associated to general automorphisms of a vertex operator algebra
Moreover, if the C/Z-grading (or Cgraded) is given by (or compatible with) g , it is natural to consider strongly C/Z-graded (or C-graded) generalized V -modules with actions of g such that the C× -gradings (or C-gradings) are given by (or compatible with) generalized eigenspaces for g in the obvious sense.
Generalized twisted modules associated to general automorphisms of a vertex operator algebra
Thus V has an additional C-grading and, equipped with this C-grading, is a strongly C-graded vertex operator algebra.
Generalized twisted modules associated to general automorphisms of a vertex operator algebra
We will show that when the generalized Jordan triple system is a three-algebra, the associated Lie superalgebra is finite-dimensional and 3-graded (with respect to a Z-grading consistent with the usual Z2 -grading).
Three-algebras, triple systems and 3-graded Lie superalgebras
For more information about Lie superalgebras, see for example . A Lie superalgebra is already a Z2 -graded algebra, but when we talk about graded algebras here, we refer to Z-gradings.
Three-algebras, triple systems and 3-graded Lie superalgebras
Actually, any group grading on a finite dimensional simple Lie algebra is an abelian group grading (see [Kochpr, Proposition 3], where a very complete survey of many results and references on gradings on Lie algebras can be found).
Fine gradings on simple classical Lie algebras
Hence a fine grading will refer to an abelian group grading which admits no proper refinement in the class of abelian group gradings.
Fine gradings on simple classical Lie algebras
The central graded division algebra (D, Γ) in Proposition 2.1 is completely determined (as a graded division algebra) by the group H = Supp Γ, which in turn is the universal grading group.
Fine gradings on simple classical Lie algebras
Conversely, if e is a graded primitive idempotent, and J is a minimal graded left ideal contained in Re, by the above arguments J = Rf for a graded primitive idempotent f .
Fine gradings on simple classical Lie algebras
The next result shows that any group grading on a finite dimensional simple algebra is isomorphic to an induced grading from a right module for a central graded division algebra.
Fine gradings on simple classical Lie algebras
The induced grading on EndD (V ) corresponds to the grading on EndF (V 0 ) ⊗ D obtained as the tensor product of the induced grading on EndF (V 0 ) and the division grading on D.
Fine gradings on simple classical Lie algebras
Given a fine grading Γ : R = ⊕g∈GRg of the matrix algebra R = Matn (F) consider the element I (R, Γ) = [eRe], where e is a graded primitive idempotent of (R, Γ) and [eRe] denotes the isomorphism class, as a graded algebra, of the central graded division algebra eRe.
Fine gradings on simple classical Lie algebras
If Φ : (R, Γ1 ) → (R, Γ2 ) is an equivalence of gradings and e is a graded primitive idempotent of (R, Γ1 ), then so is Φ(e) relative to (R, Γ2 ), and Φ restricts to a graded isomorphism from eRe onto Φ(e)RΦ(e) = Φ(eRe).
Fine gradings on simple classical Lie algebras