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Wordnet 3.0


1. marked with or divided into degrees;
- Example: "a calibrated thermometer"
[syn: calibrated, graduated]

2. taking place by degrees;
[syn: gradational, gradatory, graduated]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Graduated \Grad"u*a"ted\, a. 1. Marked with, or divided into, degrees; divided into grades. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) 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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Graduate \Grad"u*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Graduatedp. 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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

graduated adj 1: marked with or divided into degrees; "a calibrated thermometer" [syn: calibrated, graduated] 2: taking place by degrees [syn: gradational, gradatory, graduated]