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

  Graduated \Grad"u*a"ted\, a.
     1. Marked with, or divided into, degrees; divided into
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     2. (Zool.) Tapered; -- said of a bird's tail when the outer
        feathers are shortest, and the others successively longer.
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     3. Having visible marks and numbers at vertical intervals,
        permitting one to estimate the quantitity of material
        contained; -- of vessels, most commonly those used in
        laboratories for containing liquids. See graduated
        cylinder, etc., below.
     Graduated cylinder, Graduated flask, Graduated tube,
     Graduated bottle, Graduated cap, Graduated glass a
        vessel, usually of glass, having horizontal marks upon its
        sides, with figures, to indicate the amount of the
        contents at the several levels.
     Graduated spring (Railroads), a combination of metallic and
        rubber springs.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Graduate \Grad"u*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Graduatedp. pr. &
     vb. n. Graduating.] [Cf. F. graduer. See Graduate, n.,
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     1. To mark with degrees; to divide into regular steps,
        grades, or intervals, as the scale of a thermometer, a
        scheme of punishment or rewards, etc.
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     2. To admit or elevate to a certain grade or degree; esp., in
        a college or university, to admit, at the close of the
        course, to an honorable standing defined by a diploma; as,
        he was graduated at Yale College.
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     3. To prepare gradually; to arrange, temper, or modify by
        degrees or to a certain degree; to determine the degrees
        of; as, to graduate the heat of an oven.
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              Dyers advance and graduate their colors with salts.
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     4. (Chem.) To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by
        evaporation, as a fluid.
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     Graduating engine, a dividing engine. See Dividing
        engine, under Dividing.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: marked with or divided into degrees; "a calibrated
             thermometer" [syn: calibrated, graduated]
      2: taking place by degrees [syn: gradational, gradatory,

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