grading


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grade \Grade\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Graded; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Grading.]
   1. To arrange in order, steps, or degrees, according to size,
      quality, rank, etc.
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   2. To reduce to a level, or to an evenly progressive ascent,
      as the line of a canal or road.
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   3. (Stock Breeding) To cross with some better breed; to
      improve the blood of.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grading \Grad"ing\, n.
   The act or method of arranging in or by grade, or of
   bringing, as the surface of land or a road, to the desired
   level or grade.
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