• WordNet 3.6
    • adj graded arranged in a sequence of grades or ranks "stratified areas of the distribution"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The largest school in the world is City Montessori School in India and has over 25,000 students in grade levels ranging from kindergarten to college
    • graded Arranged in series of grades; existing in a series of grades: as, graded schools: graded forms.
    • graded 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.
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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:

The reason is obvious; the instinct of the bison led him along routes having the minimum of grade.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
In making the General Index and the Graded Index the Editors have remembered that these are for use, not to fill space.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
This book is primarily a handbook for teachers in the grades and for students preparing to teach in the grades.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
It therefore is not likely to be kept in any region where the agriculture is of a high grade.
"Domesticated Animals" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Probably on one of the grades of the Little Timbers.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
Public examinations were held in studies of grammar and advanced grades.
"American Missionary - Volume 50, No. 9, September, 1896" by Various
The grade's pretty stiff and the curves are sharp.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
The examinations in the various grades took place on Wednesday, 18th, lasting through the day.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 2, June, 1898" by Various
He learns to grade each middle color to its extremes of value and chroma.
"A Color Notation" by Albert H. Munsell
The tendency is for the associations in the different cities to adopt uniform rules for the grading of products, so that No.
"The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know" by Thomas Forsyth Hunt

In poetry:

He doesn't haddle as mich brass
As aw do ivery wick:
An' if he gets a gradely shop,
It's seldom he can stick.
"Latter Wit" by John Hartley
I vonder can our army shtop
Dose Russian teufels' raid,
Or vill dey gain de mountain top
Or fail to make de grade.
"Hans Begins To Wonder" by Abner Cosens
Hell must be peopled; and our plan
Is quite the surest one;
Our railway 's a descending grade,
Our cars the swiftest run.
"Invitation To The Clergy" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
The Gascon lord, the village maid,
In death still clasp their hands;
The love that levels rank and grade
Unites their severed lands.
"The Countess" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I say the subject was given as of old,
prescribed the technical treatment, tests really tests
were set by the masters & graded.
I say the paralyzed fear lest one's not one
is back with us forever, worsts & bests
spring for the public, faded.
"Dream Song 125:" Bards freezing, naked, up to the neck in water"" by John Berryman
There's gradely hounds in Lancashire, as such there always were:
There's gradely hills in Lancashire as how they're bleak an' bare:
There's jannock lads in Lancashire, and that I tell you true,
An' I wish't I was in Lancashire all the day through!
"From The North" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Implants made by French company PIP have been found to contain industrial-grade silicone, instead of medical-grade ingredients.
Kyrsten, in 8th grade, and Paige, in 5th grade, both at Ar-We-Va Community Schools.
She won the Grade II Delaware Oaks by a nose on July 10 and then the Grade I Alabama at Saratoga by a neck on Aug 21.
The 7th grade Hornets won, 32-16, and the 8th grade Hornets won, 52-19.
Senator Reinert, whose grade had dropped, said he doesn't completely agree with the grading process because it only follows certain bills and doesn't take into account all the work legislators do.
If it still doesn't qualify for an A, it must either post its B or C grade or display a placard that says " Grade Pending" while it appeals the bad grade at an administrative tribunal.
There are grades for scholastic subjects, but what if kids were also graded on their weight.
Have earned a grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4-point grading scale.
Higher level grade requirements discourage adults to be part of literacy programs but at the Yankton Area Literacy Council (YALC), adults who cannot read beyond a third-grade level are welcome.
Maya skipped fifth grade last year to attend sixth grade at Northwest Academy.
Labels of "cooker" grade or C grade apples were usually green, yellow, or white.
Vermont syrup producers embrace their "fancy," "grade A dark amber" and grade more.
The district confirms that a fourth grade student and an eleventh grade student have been diagnosed with the disease, formally known as pertussis.
Lucy Allmand, 1st place – 5th grade and Robin Ramos, 1st place – 4th grade.
For the second year in a row, Ohio got a C grade, the same grade as the United States as a whole.

In science:

With this bracket and with a suitably defined grading, C ∗(A, A) actually becomes a differential graded Lie algebra.
Deformation Quantization of Endomorphism Bundles
We call the grading in A, inherited from that of Λ, the canonical grading of A.
Kerov's central limit theorem for the Plancherel measure on Young diagrams
Note that this basis is inhomogeneous both in the canonical grading and the weight grading.
Kerov's central limit theorem for the Plancherel measure on Young diagrams
It is well known that any submodule of a M -graded module is still M -graded.
Generalized Virasoro and Super-Virasoro Algebras and Modules of the Intermediate Series
The space of multivectors is graded and multivectors containing elements of a single grade, r , are termed homogeneous and written Ar .
The Proof that the Standard Transformations of E and B are not the Lorentz Transformations. Clifford Algebra Formalism