grad

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Origin of grad

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First recorded in 1870–75; by shortening

grad

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

Origin of grad

2
1905–10; < French grade degree < Latin gradus step

grad.

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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)
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Word Origin and History for grad
n.

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

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grad in Medicine

grad.

abbr.
  1. gradatim (gradually)
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