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Geographic Information System; GIS

GI Bill

  • The GI Bill offers education benefits to veterans.

Gift Planning, Office of

The correct name for the gift planning office at MIT, not Office of Planned Giving.


One billion bytes (or 1,024 megabytes) of computer data storage capacity or memory. See bit(s) and byte(s). See also megabyte.

grade point average; GPA, GPAs (plural)

graduate level (n. phrase); graduate-level (adj.)

  • Selma’s taking courses at the graduate level.
  • Alexander is taking one graduate-level course this semester.


Not hyphenated.

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