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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Graduate  \Grad"u*ate\,  n.  [LL.  graduatus  p.  p.  of  graduare  to 
  admit  to  a  degree,  fr  L.  gradus  grade.  See  {Grade},  n.] 
  1.  One  who  has  received  an  academical  or  professional  degree; 
  one  who  has  completed  the  prescribed  course  of  study  in 
  any  school  or  institution  of  learning. 
 
  2.  A  graduated  cup,  tube,  or  flask;  a  measuring  glass  used  by 
  apothecaries  and  chemists.  See  under  {Graduated}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Graduate  \Grad"u*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Graduated}p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Graduating}.]  [Cf.  F.  graduer.  See  {Graduate},  n., 
  {Grade}.] 
  1.  To  mark  with  degrees;  to  divide  into  regular  steps, 
  grades,  or  intervals,  as  the  scale  of  a  thermometer,  a 
  scheme  of  punishment  or  rewards,  etc 
 
  2.  To  admit  or  elevate  to  a  certain  grade  or  degree;  esp.,  in 
  a  college  or  university,  to  admit  at  the  close  of  the 
  course,  to  an  honorable  standing  defined  by  a  diploma;  as 
  he  was  graduated  at  Yale  College. 
 
  3.  To  prepare  gradually;  to  arrange,  temper,  or  modify  by 
  degrees  or  to  a  certain  degree;  to  determine  the  degrees 
  of  as  to  graduate  the  heat  of  an  oven. 
 
  Dyers  advance  and  graduate  their  colors  with  salts. 
  --Browne. 
 
  4.  (Chem.)  To  bring  to  a  certain  degree  of  consistency,  by 
  evaporation,  as  a  fluid. 
 
  {Graduating  engine},  a  dividing  engine.  See  {Dividing} 
  engine,  under  {Dividing}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Graduate  \Grad"u*ate\,  a.  [See  {Graduate},  n.  &  v.] 
  Arranged  by  successive  steps  or  degrees;  graduated. 
 
  Beginning  with  the  genus,  passing  through  all  the 
  graduate  and  subordinate  stages.  --Tatham. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Graduate  \Grad"u*ate\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  pass  by  degrees;  to  change  gradually;  to  shade  off  as 
  sandstone  which  graduates  into  gneiss;  carnelian  sometimes 
  graduates  into  quartz. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  To  taper,  as  the  tail  of  certain  birds. 
 
  3.  To  take  a  degree  in  a  college  or  university;  to  become  a 
  graduate;  to  receive  a  diploma. 
 
  He  graduated  at  Oxford.  --Latham. 
 
  He  was  brought  to  their  bar  and  asked  where  he  had 
  graduated.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  graduate 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  studies  beyond  a  bachelor's  degree; 
  "graduate  courses"  [syn:  {graduate(a)},  {postgraduate}] 
  n  :  a  person  who  has  received  a  degree  from  a  school  (high 
  school  or  college  or  university)  [syn:  {alumnus},  {alumna}, 
  {alum},  {grad}] 
  v  1:  receive  an  academic  degree  upon  completion  of  one's  studies; 
  "She  graduated  in  1990" 
  2:  confer  an  academic  degree  upon  'This  school  graduates  2,000 
  students  each  year" 
  3:  make  fine  adjustments  for  optimal  functioning  "calibrate  an 
  instrument"  [syn:  {calibrate},  {fine-tune}] 




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