Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Conferral or receipt of an academic degree or diploma marking completion of studies.
  • n. A ceremony at which degrees or diplomas are conferred; a commencement.
  • n. A division or interval on a graduated scale.
  • n. A mark indicating the boundary of such an interval.
  • n. An arrangement in or a division into stages or degrees.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The action or process of graduating and receiving a diploma for completing a course of study (such as from an educational institution).
  • n. A commencement ceremony.
  • n. A marking (i.e. on a container) indicating a measurement.
  • n. The exposure of a liquid in large surfaces to the air, so as to hasten its evaporation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of graduating, or the state of being graduated
  • n. The marks on an instrument or vessel to indicate degrees or quantity; a scale.
  • n. The exposure of a liquid in large surfaces to the air, so as to hasten its evaporation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of graduating, or the state of being graduated.
  • n. Admission to a degree in a college or university, or by some professional corporation, as a result of examination.
  • n. The raising of a substance to a higher degree of fineness, consistency, or the like; transmutation, as of metals (in alchemy): concentration, as of a liquid by evaporation.
  • n. Collectively, the marks or lines made on an instrument to indicate degrees or other divisions.
  • n. The act of grading, or the state of being graded; grading.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of arranging in grades
  • n. a line (as on a vessel or ruler) that marks a measurement
  • n. an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred
  • n. the successful completion of a program of study

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Examples

  • In a statement this week Somalia's Al-Shabaab released these pictures of what it described as a graduation ceremony of its fresh recruits, trained and ready to head to Yemen to, quote, "Assist in Jihad, the brethren of al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula."

    CNN Transcript Jan 7, 2010

  • In a statement this week, Somalia's al-Shabaab released these pictures of what it described as a graduation ceremony of its fresh recruits trained and ready to head to Yemen to "assist in jihad, the brethren of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula."

    CNN Transcript Jan 7, 2010

  • Congratulations to Danny on his recent graduation from the Master of Divinity program at Naropa University.

    Weblogs

  • A thesis is usually required on graduation from the 5 year university course and without that thesis the diploma or certificado is withheld.

    Going to a Mexican University?

  • I had to prove residence, provide my Passport, my FM3, a birth certificate, proof of graduation from a high school (in my case the Oregon University card was accepted) and a CURP number -- that useless number which all students MUST have.

    Going to a Mexican University?

  • On this happy occasion of our graduation from the Landscape Institute, I could talk about how I fortuitously discovered the field of landscape design ...

    Elizabeth Westling: A new career late in life

  • On this happy occasion of our graduation from the Landscape Institute, I could talk about how I fortuitously discovered the field of landscape design and its sister field, landscape history.

    Elizabeth Westling: A new career late in life

  • This is because the broadly based criteria necessary to the ranking process acceptance rates, retention statistics, long-term graduation rates, etc. can't speak to the best "fit" between the individual applicant and that "right" college.

    Unigo: Unigo Expert Network: How Important Are College Rankings?

  • • Have a single, long-term graduation-rate goal for all schools.

    Education Week American Education News Site of Record

  • After graduation from a Greek Orthodox seminary in Cyprus, he returned to the U.S.

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