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graduated

[ graj-oo-ey-tid ]
/ ˈgrædʒ uˌeɪ tɪd /
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adjective
characterized by or arranged in degrees, especially successively, as according to height, depth, or difficulty: a graduated series of lessons.
marked with divisions or units of measurement.
(of a bird's tail) having the longest feathers in the center, the others being successively shorter.
(of a tax) increasing along with the taxable base: a graduated income tax.
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Origin of graduated

First recorded in 1645–55; graduate + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM graduated

non·grad·u·at·ed, adjectiveo·ver·grad·u·at·ed, adjectiveun·grad·u·at·ed, adjective
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Medical definitions for graduated

graduated
[ grăjōō-ā′tĭd ]

adj.
Marked with or divided into intervals, as of volume or temperature, for use in measurement.
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Scientific definitions for graduated

graduated
[ grăjōō-ā′tĭd ]

Divided into or marked with intervals indicating measures, as of length, volume, or temperature.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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