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Grade may refer to:

In education

In civil engineering

  • Grade (slope), the pitch of a slope such as a hill, road or railway
  • Land grading, the preparation and levelling of land for construction, especially of roads and railways
  • Grade separation, aligning a junction of two or more transport axes at different heights to facilitate traffic flow.

In pure mathematics

In measurement and quality assessment and control

  • Grad (angle), also called grade, a unit for the measurement of plane angles
  • Ore grade, a measure that describes the concentration of a valuable natural material in the surrounding ore
  • Grade (fasteners), the grade of nuts and bolts refers to the strength and material
  • Cetane rating, a measure of diesel fuel's combustion quality
  • Octane rating, also called gasoline grade, the measure of the autoignition resistance of gasoline (petrol) and other fuels used in spark-ignition internal combustion engines
  • Grading (tumors), a measure of the aggressiveness of a tumor in medicine
  • Grade (climbing), a climber's assessment of the difficulty and danger of climbing a hill
  • Grade (bouldering), a climber's assessment of the difficulty and danger of climbing a route which are distinct from those used in regular climbing
  • International Scale of River Difficulty, also called grade, a standardized scale used to rate the safety of a stretch of river, or a single rapid.
  • Grade of service, the quality of voice service in telecommunications
  • Coin grading, the process of determining the grade or condition of a coin, the key factor in its value
  • Color grading, the process of altering and enhancing the color of a motion picture or television image
  • Pattern grading, the scaling of a pattern to a different size in the clothing or footwear industry
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In Medicine

In the sense of rank or status

People

Other uses

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also grade, and gradé

German

Noun

Grade m.

  1. Plural form of Grad.

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