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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 累進; 分度的; 分級

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Grad·u·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Graduated p. pr. & vb. n. Graduating ]
 1. To mark with degrees; to divide into regular steps, grades, or intervals, as the scale of a thermometer, a scheme of punishment or rewards, etc.
 2. To admit or elevate to a certain grade or degree; esp., in a college or university, to admit, at the close of the course, to an honorable standing defined by a diploma; as, he was graduated at Yale College.
 3. To prepare gradually; to arrange, temper, or modify by degrees or to a certain degree; to determine the degrees of; as, to graduate the heat of an oven.
    Dyers advance and graduate their colors with salts.   --Browne.
 4. Chem. To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by evaporation, as a fluid.
 Graduating engine, a dividing engine. See Dividing engine, under Dividing.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Grad·u·a·ted a.
 1. Marked with, or divided into, degrees; divided into grades.
 2. Zool. Tapered; -- said of a bird's tail when the outer feathers are shortest, and the others successively longer.
 Graduated cylinder, Graduated flask, Graduated tube, Graduated bottle, Graduated cap,  Graduated glass a vessel, usually of glass, having horizontal marks upon its sides, with figures, to indicate the amount of the contents at the several levels.
 Graduated spring Railroads, a combination of metallic and rubber springs.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: increasing as the amount taxed increases [syn: proportional]
      2: marked with or divided into degrees; "a calibrated
         thermometer" [syn: calibrated]
      3: decreasing as the amount taxed increases
      4: slowly and smoothly [syn: gradational, gradatory]