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grade point average

noun, Education
a measure of scholastic attainment computed by dividing the total number of grade points received by the total number of credits or hours of course work taken.
Also called quality point average.
Origin of grade point average
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • On grade point average, however, rejected students were significantly lower than the neglected or popular children.
  • Conversely, changes in social acceptance were not predictive of changes in grade point average or unexplained absences.

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