The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Graduated \Grad"u*a"ted\, a.
1. Marked with, or divided into, degrees; divided into
2. (Zool.) Tapered; -- said of a bird's tail when the outer
feathers are shortest, and the others successively longer.
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.
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