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noun Informal.
  1. a graduate.

Origin of grad1

First recorded in 1870–75; by shortening

grad2

[grad]
noun
  1. one hundredth of a right angle.
Also grade.

Origin of grad2

1905–10; < French grade degree < Latin gradus step

grad.

  1. Mathematics. gradient.
  2. graduate.
  3. graduated.
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British Dictionary definitions for grad

grad

noun
  1. informal a graduate

grad.

abbreviation for
  1. maths gradient
  2. education graduate(d)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for grad

n.

abbreviation of graduate (n.), attested from 1871.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

grad in Medicine

grad.

abbr.
  1. gradatim (gradually)
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