Tapered; -- said of a bird's tail when the outer feathers are shortest, and the others successively longer.
Regularly increasing in size, such as a graduated pearl necklace, where small pearls gradually increase in size, one pearl at a time, to one large pearl at the center.
The term used to describe an incremental change in the size of multiple gemstones within the same setting.
feathers successively shorter from center to outside (tail)
Marked with, or divided into, degrees; divided into grades.
Having visible marks and numbers at vertical intervals, permitting one to estimate the quantitity of material contained; -- of vessels, most commonly those used in laboratories for containing liquids. See graduated cylinder, etc., below.
Graduated. Status is applied once a Board of Studies decision has been agreed, i.e. before degree congregations.
marked with or divided into degrees; "a calibrated thermometer"
regular or steady increase in length, as of the spines in the fins of some fishes
increasing as the amount taxed increases
decreasing as the amount taxed increases