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Origin of grade

1505–15; < French: office < Latin gradus step, stage, degree, derivative of gradī to go, step, walk
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Definition for grade (2 of 2)

-grade


a combining form meaning “walking, moving,” in the manner or by the means specified by the initial element: plantigrade.

Origin of -grade

< Latin -gradus, combining form representing gradus step or gradī to walk. See grade, gradient
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British Dictionary definitions for grade (1 of 2)

grade

/ (ɡreɪd) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for grade

C16: from French, from Latin gradus step, from gradī to step

British Dictionary definitions for grade (2 of 2)

-grade


adj combining form

indicating a kind or manner of movement or progressionplantigrade; retrograde

Word Origin for -grade

via French from Latin -gradus, from gradus a step, from gradī to walk
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Science definitions for grade

grade

[ grād ]

The degree of inclination of a slope, road, or other surface.
A grouping of organisms done purely on the basis of shared features and without regard to evolutionary relationships. Grades may include organisms that do not share a common ancestor, or may exclude some organisms having the same common ancestor as the other organisms in the grade. For this reason, many taxonomists do not accept grades as formal classifications. The class Reptilia (reptiles) is a grade since it includes dinosaurs but not birds, even though birds are descended from dinosaurs. Compare clade.
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Idioms and Phrases with grade

grade


see make the grade.

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