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n., v. grad•ed, grad•ing. n.
class form grade year
A class is a group of pupils or students who are taught together.
In some British schools and in some American private schools, form is used instead of 'class'. Form is used especially with a number to refer to a particular class or age group.
In British English, a year is a set of students of a similar age, who started school at around the same time.
Past participle: graded
|Noun||1.||grade - a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy"|
master class - a class (especially in music) given to talented students by an expert
|2.||grade - a relative position or degree of value in a graded group; "lumber of the highest grade"|
biosafety level - the level of safety from exposure to infectious agents; depends on work practices and safety equipment and facilities
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
A level - the advanced level of a subject taken in school (usually two years after O level)
GCSE, General Certificate of Secondary Education, O level - the basic level of a subject taken in school
college level - the level of education that college students are assumed to have attained
|3.||grade - the gradient of a slope or road or other surface; "the road had a steep grade"|
gradient, slope - the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal; "a five-degree gradient"
downgrade - the property possessed by a slope or surface that descends
|4.||grade - one-hundredth of a right angle|
angular unit - a unit of measurement for angles
right angle - the 90 degree angle between two perpendicular lines
|5.||grade - a degree of ablaut|
ablaut - a vowel whose quality or length is changed to indicate linguistic distinctions (such as sing sang sung song)
|6.||grade - a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance); "she made good marks in algebra"; "grade A milk"; "what was your score on your homework?"|
rating, valuation, evaluation - an appraisal of the value of something; "he set a high valuation on friendship"
grade point - a numerical value assigned to a letter grade received in a course taken at a college or university multiplied by the number of credit hours awarded for the course
centile, percentile - (statistics) any of the 99 numbered points that divide an ordered set of scores into 100 parts each of which contains one-hundredth of the total
decile - (statistics) any of nine points that divided a distribution of ranked scores into equal intervals where each interval contains one-tenth of the scores
quartile - (statistics) any of three points that divide an ordered distribution into four parts each containing one quarter of the scores
|7.||grade - the height of the ground on which something stands; "the base of the tower was below grade"|
elevation - distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level); "there was snow at the higher elevations"
|8.||grade - a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"|
caliber, calibre, quality - a degree or grade of excellence or worth; "the quality of students has risen"; "an executive of low caliber"
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
grind - the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground; "a coarse grind of coffee"
depth - degree of psychological or intellectual profundity
highness - a high degree (of amount or force etc.); "responsible for the highness of the rates"
high - a lofty level or position or degree; "summer temperatures reached an all-time high"
low - a low level or position or degree; "the stock market fell to a new low"
lowness - a low or small degree of any quality (amount or force or temperature etc.); "he took advantage of the lowness of interest rates"
extreme - the furthest or highest degree of something; "he carried it to extremes"
amplitude level - the level on a scale of amplitude
|9.||grade - a variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed|
|Verb||1.||grade - assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"|
superordinate - place in a superior order or rank; "These two notions are superordinated to a third"
shortlist - put someone or something on a short list
seed - distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds
reorder - assign a new order to
subordinate - rank or order as less important or consider of less value; "Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"
sequence - arrange in a sequence
downgrade - rate lower; lower in value or esteem
upgrade - rate higher; raise in value or esteem
|2.||grade - level to the right gradient|
aggrade - build up to a level by depositing sediment
|3.||grade - assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation; "grade tests"; "score the SAT essays"; "mark homework"|
|4.||grade - determine the grade of or assign a grade to|
to be promoted to a higher grade → ser ascendido a un grado or una categoría superior
to make the grade → llegar, alcanzar el nivel
grade A fruit → frutta di prima scelta
to make the grade (fig) → essere all'altezza