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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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graduatedgrad‧u‧at‧ed /ˈɡrædʒueɪtɪd/ adjective  1 GROUP/PUT INTO GROUPSdivided into different levels graduated rates of taxation2 TMa tool or container that is graduated has small marks on it showing measurements
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graduatedSome kind of graduated assessment or testing was a feature of 14 of the schemes.In setting the final rates of conversion, a distinction was made between graduated levels of personal savings and assets and liabilities.You can only get a graduated pension based on your own personal contributions.graduated rates of income taxThis may be no more than a judgement of which line on a graduated scale a movable needle is nearest to.The graduated scheme gave worse value to women than to men, on the grounds that we retire earlier and live longer.Two main types were developed, depending on whether water flowed out of or into a graduated vessel.
From Longman Business Dictionarygraduatedgrad‧u‧at‧ed /ˈgrædʒueɪtɪd/ adjective TAX if a tax on income is graduated, the more you earn, the more tax you payThis income is subject to taxation at the normal graduated rates.
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