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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of graduate.
- adj. In steps.
- adj. Having a university degree; having completed training.
- adj. Marked with graduations.
- adj. Arranged by grade, level, degree.
- adj. Increasing in rate with the taxable base.
- adj. Of a tail, having successively longer feathers towards the middle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Marked with, or divided into, degrees; divided into grades.
- adj. Tapered; -- said of a bird's tail when the outer feathers are shortest, and the others successively longer.
- adj. Having visible marks and numbers at vertical intervals, permitting one to estimate the quantitity of material contained; -- of vessels, most commonly those used in laboratories for containing liquids. See graduated cylinder, etc., below.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Specifically, in ornithology, having the tail moderately pointed, the tail-feathers regularly decreasing in length from the center pair outward.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked with or divided into degrees
- adj. taking place by degrees
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Putin graduated from the International Law branch of the Law Department of the Leningrad State University in 1975, writing his final thesis on international law
Counterpoint: Sen. McCain graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1958 and embarked upon a career in the US Navy.
Mr. Kergin graduated from the University of Toronto in 1965 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Languages and in 1967, received a Masters in Arts (Economics) from Magdalen College at Oxford University.
Others think that justice dictates what they term graduated taxation; taking a higher percentage from those who have more to spare.
The term graduated response should be replaced with a more accurate term
And as a result, the only thing I have -- the only option I have been given is to go on what they call a graduated repayment plan, where I pay interest only for four years.
"The term graduated response should be replaced with a more accurate term 'digital guillotine,' reflecting its killing of a critical way people connect with the world and in some cases, eliminating their ability to make a living.
For example, I had an employee who graduated from the university and also had a certificate in English.
I recently graduated from a large university in Boston, MA and I just wanted to share with you my experience of racism there and ask for your advice.
This popular form of self-expression and empowerment has graduated from the low-riding "tramp stamp," to paragraphs visible on the arm or leg.