AskDefine | Define grading

Dictionary Definition



1 the act of arranging in a graduated series [syn: scaling]
2 changing the ground level to a smooth horizontal or gently sloping surface [syn: leveling]
3 evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score; "what he disliked about teaching was all the grading he had to do" [syn: marking, scoring]

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  1. present participle of grade

Extensive Definition

Grade may refer to:

In education

  • Grade level, the numbering of the year a student has reached in school.

In civil engineering

  • Grade (slope), the pitch of a slope such as a hill, road or railway
  • 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

  • Grade (angle), a unit for the measurement of plane angle's
  • Ore grade, a measure that describes the concentration of a valuable natural material in the surrounding ore
  • Grades, the property class of nuts and bolts in terms of size and strength
  • Cetane rating, a measure of diesel fuel's combustion quality
  • Octane rating, 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
  • Grade (rivers), 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

In the sense of rank or status


Other uses

See also

grading in Bulgarian: Град (пояснение)
grading in German: Grade
grading in French: Grade
grading in Dutch: Grade
grading in Russian: Град (значения)
grading in Ukrainian: Град (значення)

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