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noun [countable] grade pronunciation in British English /ɡreɪd/
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singulargrade
pluralgrades
  1. 1
    a level of quality or importance

    Their wool is suitable for finer grades of cloth.

    top grade tennis rackets

  2. 2
    a letter or number that shows the quality of a students work

    You need to improve your grades.

    get/gain/obtain a grade:

    I got a Grade 2 for art.

  3. 3
    the rank of a person, for example in their job

    The technical and professional grades have become more open to women.

    He demanded to be put on a higher grade.

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