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  1. characterized by or arranged in degrees, especially successively, as according to height, depth, or difficulty: a graduated series of lessons.
  2. marked with divisions or units of measurement.
  3. (of a bird's tail) having the longest feathers in the center, the others being successively shorter.
  4. (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
Related formsnon·grad·u·at·ed, adjectiveo·ver·grad·u·at·ed, adjectiveun·grad·u·at·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for ungraduated

Historical Examples

  • But the rules were strict; no ungraduated student might marry.

    The Preacher of Cedar Mountain

    Ernest Thompson Seton

  • With the ungraduated sun-dial the Greeks fixed their times for bathing and eating.

    Inventions in the Century

    William Henry Doolittle

ungraduated in Medicine


  1. Marked with or divided into intervals, as of volume or temperature, for use in measurement.
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ungraduated in Science


  1. Divided into or marked with intervals indicating measures, as of length, volume, or temperature.
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