grade point average

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grade point average

n. Abbr. GPA
The average grade earned by a student, figured by dividing the grade points earned by the number of credits attempted.

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n.
a measure of scholastic attainment computed by dividing the total number of grade points received by the total number of credits taken.
[1965–70]
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Noun1.grade point average - a measure of a student's academic achievement at a college or university; calculated by dividing the total number of grade points received by the total number attempted
criterion, standard, touchstone, measure - a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"