Definitions for graduator

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

grad•u•ate*ˈgrædʒ u ɪt, -ˌeɪt; -ˌeɪt(n., adj.; v.; n.; adj.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. (n.)a person who has received a degree or diploma on completing a course of study at a university, college, or school.

    Category: Education

  2. a student who holds the bachelor's or the first professional degree and is studying for an advanced degree.

    Category: Education

  3. a cylindrical or tapering graduated container, used for measuring.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  4. (adj.)of, pertaining to, or involved in academic study beyond the bachelor's degree:

    a graduate student.

    Category: Education

  5. having an academic degree or diploma.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Education

  6. (v.i.)to receive a degree or diploma on completing a course of study:

    to graduate from college.

    Category: Education

  7. to pass by degrees; change gradually.

  8. (v.t.)to confer a degree upon or grant a diploma to.

    Category: Education

  9. to receive a degree or diploma from:

    to graduate college.

    Category: Education, Informal, Usage Note

  10. to arrange in grades or gradations; establish gradation in.

  11. to divide into or mark with degrees or other divisions, as the scale of a thermometer.

    Category: Weights and Measures

* Usage: graduate followed by from is the most common construction today: to graduate from Yale. The passive form, once considered to be the only correct pattern, occurs infrequently today: to be graduated from Yale. Although condemned by some as nonstandard, the use of graduate as a transitive verb meaning “to receive a degree or diploma from” is increasing in both speech and writing: to graduate high school.

Origin of graduate:

1375–1425; < ML graduārī to grade, graduate, der. of L gradusgrade


Webster Dictionary

  1. Graduator(noun)

    one who determines or indicates graduation; as, a graduator of instruments

  2. Graduator(noun)

    an instrument for dividing any line, right or curve, into small, regular intervals

  3. Graduator(noun)

    an apparatus for diffusing a solution, as brine or vinegar, over a large surface, for exposure to the air

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Graduator

    Apparatus for enabling the same line to be used for telegraph signals and telephoning. One type consists in coils with iron cores or simply electromagnets. These act to retard the current in reaching its full power and also prolong it. This gives a graduated effect to the signals, so that the telephone diaphragm is not audibly affected by the impulses. The telephoning current is so slight and so rapid in its characteristic changes that it is without effect upon the ordinary telegraph.


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