gradation gradation  /ɡreɪ ˈdeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) relative position in a graded series
  2. (n) a degree of ablaut
  3. (n) the act of arranging in grades


Derived Word(s)


  1. The strength of each in arms already acquired may be seen from the following gradation: PVO, Red Guard, Red Flag, Red Shirt, Galon, Red Peacock.
  2. After gradation in 1980, he went back to his home in Bellevue, Wash.
  3. He'd give him every gradation all the way up.


  • Proctor graduates told to 'continue to be curious'

     Even donning the red cap and gown, gradation still didn’t feel real for Jazmyn Duff. “I’m still settling into reality,” said the 17-year-old Utican. “Even the last day of school wasn’t the last day of school.”Duff was one of about 500 students who graduated Friday from Thomas R. Proctor High School in Utica.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Observer-Dispatch


  1. "I think we have people's attention," Lennon said. "We've increased the academic standards and we've increased the consequences. I think we can say with great confidence that gradation rates for athletes will continue to improve."
    on Feb 8, 2009 By: John Lennon Source:

  2. "There is a problem regarding high dropouts. It means quality of education under the SSA needs up-gradation," Singh said, while launching the first phase of Goa Broadband Network project here.
    on Dec 27, 2007 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Hindu

  3. "We agree with the United States that some sort of staged-process or gradation would be particularly practical," said Liam Donaldson, Britain's chief medical officer.
    on Jan 23, 2004 By: Liam Donaldson Source: CNN

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