grade point
noun Date: 1951 one of the points assigned to each course credit (as in a college) in accordance with the letter grade earned in the course — called also quality point

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • grade point — grade′ point n. edu a numerical equivalent of a letter grade that is multiplied by the number of credits for the course taken …   From formal English to slang

  • grade point — noun a numerical value assigned to a letter grade received in a course taken at a college or university multiplied by the number of credit hours awarded for the course • Hypernyms: ↑mark, ↑grade, ↑score * * * noun : quality point * * * Educ. a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • grade point — Educ. a numerical equivalent to a received letter grade, usually 0 for F, 1 for D, 2 for C, 3 for B, and 4 for A, that is multiplied by the number of credits for the course: used to compute a grade point average. * * * …   Universalium

  • grade point — noun Grade point is used before these nouns: ↑average …   Collocations dictionary

  • grade point — (gp or GP)    a unit of academic recognition used in U.S. schools and colleges. To compute the number of grade points awarded to a student for a course, the student s grade (often assigned as a letter or a percentage) is converted to a standard… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • grade-point average — [grād′point΄] n. the mean of the numerical equivalents of a student s grades for a given period: see POINT SYSTEM (sense 1) * * * …   Universalium

  • grade-point average — [grād′point΄] n. the mean of the numerical equivalents of a student s grades for a given period: see POINT SYSTEM (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • grade point average — grade′ point av erage n. edu a measure of scholastic attainment computed by dividing the total number of grade points received by the total number of credits taken • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • grade-point average — «GRAYD POYNT», U.S. Education. a measure of scholastic achievement obtained by dividing all the grade points earned by the number hours of the course or courses taken: Abbr: GPA (no periods) …   Useful english dictionary

  • grade point average — grade point .average n AmE ↑GPA …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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