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English definition of “grade”

grade

verb [T]
 
 
/ɡreɪd/ PRODUCTION, HR
to judge the quality of a product, substance, or organization, or the performance of an employee: The fibre is graded and packed into bales for transport to factories for spinning, dying, and milling.be graded on sth He said that principals and superintendents would be graded on leadership and school performance.be graded for sth Inside the world's largest covered building, the flowers are graded for quality and catalogued by computer.
(Definition of grade verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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