Meaning of “graduated” in the English Dictionary

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"graduated" in American English

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graduatedadjective

us /ˈɡrædʒ·uˌeɪ·t̬ɪd/

arranged in regular small stages or degrees:

With a graduated income tax, people who make more money pay a higher rate.

(Definition of “graduated” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"graduated" in Business English

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graduatedadjective

uk /ˈɡrædjueɪtɪd/ us

divided into levels or stages:

The government has introduced fixed, graduated fee schemes.
The new contract allows for graduated pay increases.

(Definition of “graduated” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)