In mathematics, in particular abstract algebra, a graded ring is a ring that is a direct sum of abelian groups $R_i$ such that $R_i R_j \subset R_{i+j}$. (Def: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graded_ring)

In mathematics, in particular abstract algebra, a graded ring is a ring that is a direct sum of abelian groups $R_i$ such that $R_i R_j \subset R_{i+j}$. Reference: Wikipedia

The index set is usually the set of nonnegative integers or the set of integers, but can be any monoid or group. The direct sum decomposition is usually referred to as gradation or grading.