Meaning of “grade-point average” in the English Dictionary

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"grade-point average" in British English

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grade-point averagenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡreɪd.pɔɪnt ˌæv.ər.ɪdʒ/ us /ˈɡreɪd.pɔɪnt ˌæv.ɚ.ɪdʒ/ abbreviation GPA US

a number that is the average mark received for all the courses a student takes and shows how well the student is doing

(Definition of “grade-point average” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grade-point average" in American English

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grade-point averagenoun [ 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.

(Definition of “grade-point average” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)