grade point average
noun Date: 1966 the average obtained by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credits attempted — called also quality point average

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 ,average noun count a number that is the average of the marks that students in U.S. schools have achieved during their studies …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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

  • Grade Point Average — Der Grade Point Average ( GPA ) ist eine vor allem im US Bildungswesen verwandte Zahl, die etwa einem Notendurchschnitt entspricht. Nicht selten fordern Unternehmen von Kandidaten für Praktika, dass sie einen bestimmten GPA vorweisen können.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • grade point average — noun a measure of a student s academic achievement at a college or university; calculated by dividing the total number of grade points received by the total number attempted • Syn: ↑GPA • Hypernyms: ↑standard, ↑criterion, ↑measure, ↑touchstone *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • grade point average — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms grade point average : singular grade point average plural grade point averages a number that is the average of the marks that students in US schools have achieved during their studies …   English 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 — Educ. a measure of scholastic attainment computed by dividing the total number of grade points received by the total number of credits or hours of course work taken. Also called quality point average. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

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