Graduated tube
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]


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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Graduated bottle — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Graduated cap — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Graduated cylinder — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Graduated flask — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Graduated glass — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Graduated spring — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Tube — A long hollow cylinder. There are many tube like structures in the human body, such as the auditory tube (Eustachian tube) in the ear. * * * 1. A hollow cylindrical structure or canal. 2. A hollow cylinder or pipe. SYN: tuba [TA]. [L. tubus]… …   Medical dictionary

  • Test tube — Test Test, n. [OE. test test, or cupel, potsherd, F. t[^e]t, from L. testum an earthen vessel; akin to testa a piece of burned clay, an earthen pot, a potsherd, perhaps for tersta, and akin to torrere to patch, terra earth (cf. {Thirst}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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