• A rating.
  • Performance on a test or other evaluation(s), expressed by a number, letter, or other symbol; a score.
  • A degree or level of something; a position within a scale; a degree of quality.
  • Degree (any of the three stages (positive, comparative, superlative) in the comparison of an adjective or an adverb).
  • A slope (up or down) of a roadway or other passage
  • A level of primary and secondary education.
  • A student of a particular grade (used with the grade level).
  • An area that has been flattened by a grader (construction machine).
  • The level of the ground.
  • A gradian.
  • In a linear system of divisors on an n-dimensional variety, the number of free intersection points of n generic divisors.
  • A harsh scraping or cutting; a grating.
  • A taxon united by a level of morphological or physiological complexity that is not a clade.
  • The degree of malignity of a tumor expressed on a scale.



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  • Borrowed from French grade ("a grade, degree"), from Latin gradus ("a step, pace, a step in a ladder or stair, a station, position, degree"), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰradʰ-, *gʰredʰ-. Cognate with Gothic 𐌲𐍂𐌹𐌸𐍃 ("step, grade"), Bavarian Gritt ("step, stride"), Lithuanian grìdiju ("to go, wander").

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