|1.||a. a person who has been awarded a first degree from a university or college|
|b. (as modifier): a graduate profession|
|2.||(US), (Canadian) a student who has completed a course of studies at a high school and received a diploma|
|3.||(US) a container, such as a flask, marked to indicate its capacity|
|—vb (often foll by to)|
|4.||to receive or cause to receive a degree or diploma|
|5.||chiefly (US), (Canadian) (tr) to confer a degree, diploma, etc upon|
|6.||(tr) to mark (a thermometer, flask, etc) with units of measurement; calibrate|
|7.||(tr) to arrange or sort into groups according to type, quality, etc|
|8.||to change by degrees (from something to something else)|
|[C15: from Medieval Latin graduārī to take a degree, from Latin gradus a step]|
graduated grad·u·at·ed (grāj'ōō-ā'tĭd)
Marked with or divided into intervals, as of volume or temperature, for use in measurement.
|graduated (grāj'-ā'tĭd) Pronunciation Key
Divided into or marked with intervals indicating measures, as of length, volume, or temperature.