grade line

grade line
grade (def. 10).

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Grade separation — [ thumb|right|200px|An example of a four level stack interchange in the Netherlands.] Grade separation is the process of aligning a junction of two or more transport axes at different heights (grades) so that they will not disrupt the traffic… …   Wikipedia

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