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English definition of “grade-point average”

grade-point average

noun [C] /ˈɡreɪdˌpɔɪntˌæv·rɪdʒ, ˌæv·ər·ɪdʒ/
a number giving the average quality of a student’s work, used to calculate rank in class: To get into the best colleges you need a grade-point average between 3.0 and 4.0.
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