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 for grading
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grade \Grade\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Graded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To arrange in order, steps, or degrees, according to size,
        quality, rank, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To reduce to a level, or to an evenly progressive ascent,
        as the line of a canal or road.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Stock Breeding) To cross with some better breed; to
        improve the blood of.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grading \Grad"ing\, n.
     The act or method of arranging in or by grade, or of
     bringing, as the surface of land or a road, to the desired
     level or grade.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 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: grading, 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, grading, scoring]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  24 Moby Thesaurus words for "grading":
     analysis, arrangement, cataloging, categorization, classification,
     codification, division, filing, gradation, graduation, grouping,
     indexing, pigeonholing, placement, ranging, ranking, rating,
     shading, sorting, stratification, subdivision, tabulation,
     taxonomy, typology

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