Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

graduated

adjective

Simple Definition of graduated

  • : marked with lines for measuring

  • : gradually increasing

  • of a tax : increasing in rate as the thing being taxed (such as income) increases

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of graduated

of a tax

  1. :  increasing in rate with increase in taxable base :  progressive <a graduated income tax>

Examples of graduated in a sentence

  1. a series of bowls in graduated sizes



1861

First Known Use of graduated

1861


Law Dictionary

graduated

adjective, grad·u·at·ed \ˈgra-jə-ˌwā-təd\

Legal Definition of graduated

  1. :  increasing in rate with increase in taxable base :  progressive





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up graduated? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by propriety and good taste

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

prompt oily maudlin angry
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ