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grade

noun [C] (LEVEL)    /ɡreɪd/
B2 a level of quality, size, importance, etc.: He's suffering from some kind of low-grade (= slight) infection, which he can't seem to get rid of. There's some really high-grade (= high quality) musicianship on this recording. Bill has been on (US at) the same grade (= his job has been of the same level of importance, or he has had the same level of pay) for several years now.Quality and standard B1 a number or letter that shows how good someone's work or performance is: Steve never studies, but he always gets good grades.UK Carla got a grade A in German.Marks and results
(Definition of grade noun (LEVEL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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