Graduated
Graduated Grad"u*a"ted, a. 1. Marked with, or divided into, degrees; divided into grades. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Tapered; -- said of a bird's tail when the outer feathers are shortest, and the others successively longer. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. [PJC]

{Graduated cylinder}, {Graduated flask}, {Graduated tube}, {Graduated bottle}, {Graduated cap}, {Graduated glass} a vessel, usually of glass, having horizontal marks upon its sides, with figures, to indicate the amount of the contents at the several levels.

{Graduated spring} (Railroads), a combination of metallic and rubber springs. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • graduated — graduated; un·graduated; …   English syllables

  • graduated — grad·u·at·ed / gra jə ˌwā təd/ adj of a tax: increasing in rate with increase in taxable base: progressive Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • graduated — [[t]græ̱ʤueɪtɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n Graduated means increasing by regular amounts or grades. The US military wants to avoid the graduated escalation that marked the Vietnam War. 2) ADJ: ADJ n Graduated jars are marked with lines and numbers which… …   English dictionary

  • graduated — grad|u|at|ed [ grædʒu,eıtəd ] adjective 1. ) organized according to a series of levels: a graduated company tax rate structure a ) increasing by regular amounts: a graduated response to events 2. ) a graduated container or piece of equipment has… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • graduated — UK [ˈɡrædʒuˌeɪtɪd] / US [ˈɡrædʒuˌeɪtəd] adjective 1) a) organized according to a series of levels a graduated company tax rate structure b) increasing by regular amounts a graduated response to events 2) a graduated container or piece of… …   English dictionary

  • Graduated — Graduate Grad u*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Graduated}p. pr. & vb. n. {Graduating}.] [Cf. F. graduer. See {Graduate}, n., {Grade}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To mark with degrees; to divide into regular steps, grades, or intervals, as the scale of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • graduated — /graj ooh ay tid/, adj. 1. characterized by or arranged in degrees, esp. successively, as according to height, depth, or difficulty: a graduated series of lessons. 2. marked with divisions or units of measurement. 3. (of a bird s tail) having the …   Universalium

  • graduated — grad|u|at|ed [ˈgrædʒueıtıd] adj 1.) divided into different levels ▪ graduated rates of taxation 2.) a tool or container that is graduated has small marks on it showing measurements …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • graduated — adjective 1 divided into different levels or grades 1 (1): graduated rates of taxation 2 a tool or container that is graduated has small marks on it showing measurements …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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