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grad1

[grad] /græd/
noun, Informal.
1.
a graduate.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; by shortening

grad2

[grad] /græd/
noun
1.
one hundredth of a right angle.
Also, grade.
Origin
1905-10; < French grade degree < Latin gradus step

grad.

1.
Mathematics, gradient.
2.
3.
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Examples from the web for grad
  • Cornell grad student volunteers walked through the swabbing process with the undergrad students.
  • But as time went by, through grad school and all, evolution helped me lose my faith.
  • Thankfully, grad school is no longer a full-time gig.
  • They are great hold-over place for grads thinking about their next move, whether it's the job market or onto grad school.
  • Another data point to include: the number of graduates in grad school within five years.
  • My faith is in the professors and the good grad kids who care about humanity.
  • In the air-conditioned chill of the visitors' area, a grad student runs through the basics.
  • After graduating, she did not enter the teaching profession, but went straight to grad school to learn more about computers.
  • The grad student applicant has been told that their portfolio is inadequate.
  • The opportunity costs of going to grad school seem to be zero.
British Dictionary definitions for grad

grad

/ɡræd/
noun
1.
(informal) a graduate

grad.

abbreviation
1.
(maths) gradient
2.
(education) graduate(d)
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Word Origin and History for grad
n.

abbreviation of graduate (n.), attested from 1871.

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grad in Medicine

grad. abbr.
Latin gradatim (gradually)

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Slang definitions & phrases for grad

grad

modifier

: a grad student/ grad reunion

noun

A graduate: college grad (1871+ Students)


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Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for grad

grad

graduate

grad.

gradient
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