Equating for grades
Equate E*quate", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Equated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Equating}.] [L. aequatus, p. p. of aequare to make level or equal, fr. aequus level, equal. See {Equal}.] To make equal; to reduce to an average; to make such an allowance or correction in as will reduce to a common standard of comparison; to reduce to mean time or motion; as, to equate payments; to equate lines of railroad for grades or curves; equated distances. [1913 Webster]

Palgrave gives both scrolle and scrowe and equates both to F[rench] rolle. --Skeat (Etymol. Dict. ). [1913 Webster]

{Equating for grades} (Railroad Engin.), adding to the measured distance one mile for each twenty feet of ascent.

{Equating for curves}, adding half a mile for each 360 degrees of curvature. [1913 Webster]


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  • Equating for grades — Grade Grade (gr[=a]d), n. [F. grade, L. gradus step, pace, grade, from gradi to step, go. Cf. {Congress}, {Degree}, {Gradus}.] 1. A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Equating for curves — Equate E*quate , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Equated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Equating}.] [L. aequatus, p. p. of aequare to make level or equal, fr. aequus level, equal. See {Equal}.] To make equal; to reduce to an average; to make such an allowance or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Equating — Equate E*quate , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Equated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Equating}.] [L. aequatus, p. p. of aequare to make level or equal, fr. aequus level, equal. See {Equal}.] To make equal; to reduce to an average; to make such an allowance or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Equating — Test equating traditionally refers to the statistical process of determining comparable scores on different forms of an exam. Kolen, M.J., Brennan, R.L. (1995). Test Equating. New York: Spring.] It can be accomplished using either classical test… …   Wikipedia

  • Equate — E*quate , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Equated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Equating}.] [L. aequatus, p. p. of aequare to make level or equal, fr. aequus level, equal. See {Equal}.] To make equal; to reduce to an average; to make such an allowance or correction in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Equated — Equate E*quate , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Equated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Equating}.] [L. aequatus, p. p. of aequare to make level or equal, fr. aequus level, equal. See {Equal}.] To make equal; to reduce to an average; to make such an allowance or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • At grade — Grade Grade (gr[=a]d), n. [F. grade, L. gradus step, pace, grade, from gradi to step, go. Cf. {Congress}, {Degree}, {Gradus}.] 1. A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Down grade — Grade Grade (gr[=a]d), n. [F. grade, L. gradus step, pace, grade, from gradi to step, go. Cf. {Congress}, {Degree}, {Gradus}.] 1. A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grade — (gr[=a]d), n. [F. grade, L. gradus step, pace, grade, from gradi to step, go. Cf. {Congress}, {Degree}, {Gradus}.] 1. A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank; crimes of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grade crossing — Grade Grade (gr[=a]d), n. [F. grade, L. gradus step, pace, grade, from gradi to step, go. Cf. {Congress}, {Degree}, {Gradus}.] 1. A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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