"grading" in the noun sense
1. scaling, grading
the act of arranging in a graduated series
2. grading, leveling
changing the ground level to a smooth horizontal or gently sloping surface
3. marking, grading, scoring
evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score
"what he disliked about teaching was all the grading he had to do"
"grading" in the verb sense
1. rate, rank, range, order, grade, place
assign a rank or rating to
"how would you rank these students?"
"The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
level to the right gradient
3. grade, score, mark
assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation
"score the SAT essays"
determine the grade of or assign a grade to
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