Grade, Chaim, 1910-82, Lithuanian novelist and poet. Grade, who wrote in Yiddish, became one of the prominant members of an experimental writers' group during the 1930s. After World War II he settled in the United States. His poetry focuses on Jewish survival after the Holocaust and the spiritual struggles of Jews. His novels, most notably The Agunah (1961, tr. 1974) and The Yeshiva (2 vol., 1967-68, tr. 1976-77), are sophisticated analyses of philosophical and ethical issues in prewar Jewish Lithuania.
Grade may refer to:

In education

  • Grade (education), a teacher's evaluation of a student's performance
  • Grade level, the numbering of the year a student has reached in school.

In civil engineering

  • Grade (slope), the pitch of a slope such as a hill, road or railway
  • Grading, the preparation and levelling of land for construction, especially of roads and railways
  • Grade separation, aligning a junction of two or more transport axes at different heights to facilitate traffic flow.

In pure mathematics

In measurement and quality assessment and control

  • Grade (angle), a unit for the measurement of plane angle's
  • Ore grade, a measure that describes the concentration of a valuable natural material in the surrounding ore
  • Grades, the property class of nuts and bolts in terms of size and strength
  • Cetane rating, a measure of diesel fuel's combustion quality
  • Octane rating, the measure of the autoignition resistance of gasoline (petrol) and other fuels used in spark-ignition internal combustion engines
  • Grading (tumors), a measure of the aggressiveness of a tumor in medicine
  • Grade (climbing), a climber's assessment of the difficulty and danger of climbing a hill
  • Grade (bouldering), a climber's assessment of the difficulty and danger of climbing a route which are distinct from those used in regular climbing
  • Grade (rivers), a standardized scale used to rate the safety of a stretch of river, or a single rapid.
  • Grade of service, the quality of voice service in telecommunications
  • Coin grading, the process of determining the grade or condition of a coin, the key factor in its value
  • Color grading, the process of altering and enhancing the color of a motion picture or television image
  • Pattern grading, the scaling of a pattern to a different size in the clothing or footwear industry

In Medicine

In the sense of rank or status


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