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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.

Patient discussion about grade

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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When a third grader is introduced, the line is sped up proportionately more for the shorter lengths, which are already more difficult to process through the mill.
The survey found that the annual prevalence of ecstasy use among 10th graders has risen from a low of 2% in 2004 to 4% in 2007, and use of the drug among 12th graders rose from a low of 3% in 2003 to 5% in 2007.
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The metamemory strategies of first graders consisted of brief memory explanations, mostly praising themselves, ("I am just good at remembering") and/or indicating practice ("I practiced the story in my head" or "I made a picture of it in my head over and over").
In one set of analyses, they compared the abstinence reasons between sexually inexperienced females and males, and between 12th graders and ninth graders; in a second set, the same comparisons were examined among sexually experienced students.
Kindergarten children based their stories on previously heard material, first graders based theirs on familiar surroundings, second graders based their inventions on their imagination, and third graders tended to base their stories on personal experiences.
The Institute is also seeking graders for the future, including the November 2000 exam.
fourth graders above the international average in math and science; eighth graders were above average in science and a little below in math.
Forty percent of 10th graders and half of eighth graders had the same misconceptions.
Alcohol use remained nearly stable among 8th and 10th graders as well, with nonsignificant decreases in lifetime and past-year measures and nonsignificant increases in the past-month assessment.
And whereas past-year abuse of OxyContin decreased significantly among 12th graders (from 5.
Three percent of seventh graders used meth, the highest ever reported for that age group.