Grad"u*a"tion(?), n. [LL. graduatio promotion to a degree: cf. F. graduation division into degrees.]
1. The act of graduating, or the state of being graduated; as,
graduation of a scale;
graduation at a college; graduation in color;
graduation by evaporation; the
graduation of a bird's tail, etc.
2. The marks on an instrument or vessel to indicate degrees or quantity; a scale.
3. The exposure of a liquid in large surfaces to the air, so as to hasten its evaporation.
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