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1. One that grades, especially:
a. One who grades students' work.
b. A piece of heavy equipment used to level or smooth roads or other surfaces to the desired gradient.
2. A student in a specified class in an elementary, middle, or secondary school. Often used in combination: tenth graders.


1. a person or thing that grades
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a machine, either self-powered or towed by a tractor, that levels earth, rubble, etc, as in road construction


(ˈgreɪ dər)

1. a person or thing that grades.
2. a pupil in a specified grade at school: a fourth grader.
[1840–50, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grader - a judge who assigns grades to something
critic - anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something
woolsorter, wool stapler - a person who sorts wool into different grades
فاحِص الإمتِحانات
kdo známkujeten
külsõ vizsgáztató
not veren kimse


[ˈgreɪdəʳ] N (US) (Scol) → examinador(a) m/f


(greid) noun
1. one level in a scale of qualities, sizes etc. several grades of sandpaper; a high-grade ore.
2. (American) (the pupils in) a class or year at school. We're in the fifth grade now.
3. a mark for, or level in, an examination etc. He always got good grades at school.
4. (especially American) the slope of a railway etc; gradient.
1. to sort into grades. to grade eggs.
2. to move through different stages. Red grades into purple as blue is added.
gradation (grəˈdeiʃən) noun
1. (one stage or degree in) a series of gradual and successive stages. There are various gradations of colour between red and purple.
2. the act or process of grading.
grader noun
(American) a person who marks exams etc.
ˈgrade school noun
(American) a primary school.
make the grade
to do as well as necessary. That new apprentice will never make the grade as a trained mechanic.
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Summary: the global graders market is expected to see sluggish growth, registering 2.5% CAGR during the forecast period 2017-2026.
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