2 of 3


: one hundredth of a right angle


3 of 3



Examples of grad in a Sentence

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Noun or adjective
The latest grad in town had a bash to celebrate this huge milestone the day before Mother’s Day. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 14 May 2024 New grads are simply taking a hint from recent headlines. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 13 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for grad 

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Word History


Noun or adjective

by shortening


French grade degree, from Latin gradus

First Known Use

Noun Or Adjective

circa 1871, in the meaning defined above


1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grad was circa 1871

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“Grad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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noun or adjective

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