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grade point average a measure of academic achievement arrived at by dividing the total number of grade points earned by a student during a particular period by the total number of credits the student attempted.
grader a person or thing that grades. [3 definitions]
grade school see "elementary school."
gradient the amount by which an incline deviates from the horizontal; slope. [4 definitions]
gradual occurring evenly by degrees.
gradualism the belief, principle, or policy of attaining a change in something, such as political structure, through slow stages rather than drastic steps.
gradually by small steps or degrees.
graduate to be given a degree or diploma upon completing studies at a school, college, or university. [6 definitions]
graduated arranged in successive stages. [2 definitions]
graduation the act or process of graduating. [4 definitions]
Graecism variant of Grecism.
Graeco- see "Greco-."
graffito something written, scratched, or drawn on a wall or the like, esp. in a public place by a private individual not hired or authorized to do so. [2 definitions]
graft1 a detached portion of a plant, such as a shoot, that is placed into a slit or the like on another plant so as to become a living part of it. [9 definitions]
graft2 the act or procedure of obtaining financial gain illegally or unethically as a result of one's position of power or influence, esp. in government. [4 definitions]
graham a flour made from the entire wheat kernel. [2 definitions]
Grail in medieval legend, the cup used by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper, traditionally a symbol of Christian purity and the object of spiritual quests; Holy Grail. [2 definitions]
grain collectively, the small hard seeds of cereal plants such as wheat or rice, used for food and often ground into flour. [11 definitions]
grain alcohol ethyl alcohol, esp. that made from grain.
grain elevator a storage building, usu. tall and cylindrical, in which grain is lifted, conveyed, and discharged by mechanical devices.
grain-fed of or pertaining to cattle that are fed a diet consisting primarily of corn and soy grains, or to beef produced by such cattle.