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graduated


  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Graduated  \Grad"u*a"ted\,  a. 
  1.  Marked  with  or  divided  into  degrees;  divided  into 
  grades. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Tapered;  --  said  of  a  bird's  tail  when  the 
  outer  feathers  are  shortest,  and  the  others  successively 
  longer. 
 
  {Graduated}  {tube,  bottle,  cap,  or  glass},  a  vessel,  usually 
  of  glass,  having  horizontal  marks  upon  its  sides,  with 
  figures,  to  indicate  the  amount  of  the  contents  at  the 
  several  levels.  --  {Graduated  spring}  (Railroads),  a 
  combination  of  metallic  and  rubber  springs. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  graduated 
  adj  1:  increasing  as  the  amount  taxed  increases  [syn:  {proportional}] 
  2:  decreasing  as  the  amount  taxed  increases 
  3:  slowly  and  smoothly  [syn:  {gradational},  {gradatory}] 




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