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a combining form meaning “walking, moving,” in the manner or by the means specified by the initial element:
Origin of -grade
< Latin -gradus, combining form representing gradus step or gradī to walk. See grade, gradient Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -grade


combining form
indicating a kind or manner of movement or progression: plantigrade, retrograde
Word Origin
via French from Latin -gradus, from gradus a step, from gradī to walk
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