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grade

(grād),
1. A rank, division, or level on the scale of a value system.
2. In cancer pathology, a classification of the degree of malignancy or differentiation of tumor tissue; for example, well, moderately well, or poorly differentiated, and undifferentiated or anaplastic.
3. In exercise testing, the measurement of a vertical rise or fall as a percentage of the horizontal distance traveled.
[L. gradus, step]

grade

(grād)
n.
A stage or degree in a process.

grad′a·ble adj.

grade

Cardiology The degree of inclination of an exercise treadmill, measured in percentage. See Murmur grade Oncology The degree of differentiation of the cells in a malignant tumor; in general, the lower the grade of tumor, the slower its growth, and the better the prognosis. See Broders grade, Scharff-Bloom-Richardson grade.

grade

(grād)
1. A rank, division, or level on the scale of a value system.
2. In cancer pathology, a classification of the degree of malignancy or differentiation of tumor tissue; e.g., well, moderately well, or poorly differentiated, and undifferentiated or anaplastic.
3. exercise testing Measurement of a vertical rise or fall as a percentage of horizontal distance traveled.
[L. gradus, step]

grade

The degree of malignancy of a tumour as determined by its microscopic characteristics. Grade should not be confused with STAGE.

grade

a group of organisms having a similar level of organisation.

grade

progeny of a mating between a purebred and a crossbred animal.

grade up
when an animal of inferior breeding and quality is bred to one of much superior standing.
USDA yield grade
measurements of cattle and lamb carcass cutability categorized into numerical categories with 1 being the leanest and having the highest percentage of boneless, closely trimmed retail cuts.

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Q. is there any way to grade and categorized the toughness of each kind of Autism?

A. evaluation of autism is a complicated job. here are pamphlets that will give you an idea:
http://ucf-card.org/uploads/factsheets/1187632533_eng.pdf
http://ucf-card.org/uploads/factsheets/1193920751_eng.pdf

Q. how do i grade the severeness of my asthma? is there like a common scale for it?

A. Yes, it's graded according to the frequency of the day-time (from 2 days in a week to continuous symptoms) and night time (from 2 nights per month to every night) symptoms. The more frequent the disease, the more aggressive the treatment is.

You may read more here:
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Asthma/Asthma_WhatIs.html

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But perhaps the most important event to occur at the first Normal School in 1881 took place one evening after classes when Alexander Graham, a young man who had recently been appointed superintendent of the graded school in Fayetteville, gave a "well attended" lecture on graded schools at the courthouse in Wilson which "awakened considerable interest among our leading citizens.
The Wilson Graded School opened on the first Monday in September 1881 with Julius L.
The curriculum in the Graded School differed from that which had been taught in the county's field schools not so much in content as in its pedagogy.
But perhaps the greatest difference between the older schooling and the new Graded School lay in their respective disciplinary regimes.
Moreover, free time available during the working day at the Wilson Graded School disappeared, in part because the school day lengthened from about three to six hours and in part because students were expected to complete their work entirely within the confines of the school.
The Wilson Graded School opened for a second year in September with many changes and improvements and with about 300 pupils in attendance.
15 cent Lincoln issue of 1861, graded 75, Scott catalogue $3,500, sold for $29,900
90 cent 1869 Pictorial issue, graded 90, Scott catalogue $4,750, sold for $37, 375
50 cent 1893 Columbian issue, graded 95J, Scott catalogue $1,700, sold for $23,000
00 1893 Columbian issue, graded 95, Scott catalogue $9,000, sold for $77,625
15 cent 1895 Watermarked issue, graded 100, Scott catalogue $625, sold for $10,925