Graduating engine
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 thermometer, a scheme of punishment or rewards, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. To admit or elevate to a certain grade or degree; esp., in a college or university, to admit, at the close of the course, to an honorable standing defined by a diploma; as, he was graduated at Yale College. [1913 Webster]

3. To prepare gradually; to arrange, temper, or modify by degrees or to a certain degree; to determine the degrees of; as, to graduate the heat of an oven. [1913 Webster]

Dyers advance and graduate their colors with salts. --Browne. [1913 Webster]

4. (Chem.) To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by evaporation, as a fluid. [1913 Webster]

{Graduating engine}, a dividing engine. See {Dividing} engine, under {Dividing}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Graduating — 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

  • Dividing engine — Dividing Di*vid ing, a. That divides; separating; marking divisions; graduating. [1913 Webster] {Dividing engine}, a machine for graduating circles (as for astronomical instruments) or bars (as for scales); also, for spacing off and cutting teeth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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