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Definition of grad

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grad

noun

Definition of grad (Entry 2 of 3)

: one hundredth of a right angle

Definition of grad (Entry 3 of 3)

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun or adjective

But Breakthrough Listen at least has refined the equipment, developed the software and trained a half-dozen grad students, all with the intention of continuing and expanding the search. Seth Shostak, NBC News, "Search for space aliens comes up empty, but extraterrestrial life could still be out there," 26 June 2019 Johnson will be a 2021 grad and had 28 tackles and an interception for the Lancers last season. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Here's latest Division I offers to Cincinnati high school football, basketball athletes," 24 June 2019 Donna Axum, Miss America 1964, also is an El Dorado High grad. Tim Bannon, chicagotribune.com, "8 things to know about Bulls draft pick Daniel Gafford, including how marching band helped his basketball," 21 June 2019 Shaffer's grandparents on his mother's side both graduated from ASU and his great-grandfather is an ASU grad. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Saguaro's Will Shaffer commits to ASU football as linebacker," 12 June 2019 Lecque turns 19 in June and is draft-eligible following a post-grad season at Brewster. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "2019 NBA Draft Big Board 7.0: Top 100 Prospect Rankings," 5 June 2019 Joanna's father, a Vietnam War vet and Firestone Tire salesman, employed his post-grad daughter in his auto shop, helping run the marketing side of the business. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "Chip and Joanna Gaineses' Love Story Is Better Than The Notebook," 19 Apr. 2019 There might even be a causal relationship between the wrinkle and success, says study co-leader and former grad student Jesse Gomez. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Study: If You Played Pokémon As a Kid, You Have Pokémon Brain As an Adult," 14 June 2019 In 2015, a group of researchers, grad students and an ethicist created the Research Animal Retirement Foundation. NBC News, "More research labs are retiring rather than euthanizing monkeys when studies finish," 14 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The contest’s winners, a teacher and grad student at Columbia University, Gerhard Kallmann and Michael McKinnell, had never before designed and built something. Anthony Flint, BostonGlobe.com, "Learning to love the world’s ugliest building," 1 July 2019 But Breakthrough Listen at least has refined the equipment, developed the software and trained a half-dozen grad students, all with the intention of continuing and expanding the search. Seth Shostak, NBC News, "Search for space aliens comes up empty, but extraterrestrial life could still be out there," 26 June 2019 There might even be a causal relationship between the wrinkle and success, says study co-leader and former grad student Jesse Gomez. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Study: If You Played Pokémon As a Kid, You Have Pokémon Brain As an Adult," 14 June 2019 That's what Samantha Cheng learned as a grad student studying marine biodiversity and the conservation of squid. Michael Granberry, Dallas News, "The Festival of Books and Ideas serves up a 5-day buffet of ideas for Dallas," 6 June 2019 Meanwhile, the strange beauty of the octonions has continued to attract the occasional independent-minded researcher, including Furey, the Canadian grad student who visited Günaydin four years ago. Quanta Magazine, "The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature," 20 July 2018 Kyle Rudolph, a 2008 Elder grad and current tight end for the Minnesota Vikings, was one of the key donors to new enter. Shelby Dermer, Cincinnati.com, "Elder High School unveils first phase of new Panther Fitness Center," 29 June 2019 The name combines a lucky color and a lucky number, but that doesn’t help me, or the ladies with matching visors, or the recent grad dressed to the nines and wearing her mortarboard: There’s an hourlong wait. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Our food critic ate her way through the Encore Boston casino so you don’t have to," 25 June 2019 Burrell, a Milwaukee Tech grad, knew about the problems with reckless driving in the city and was willing to help out, Banks said. James Causey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "MPD, sheriff, State Patrol have a message for bad drivers: We're watching for you," 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of grad

Noun or adjective

circa 1871, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for grad

Noun or adjective

by shortening

Noun

French grade degree, from Latin gradus

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