Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of graduating, or the state of being graduated.
  • noun Admission to a degree in a college or university, or by some professional corporation, as a result of examination.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Collectively, the marks or lines made on an instrument to indicate degrees or other divisions.
  • noun The act of grading, or the state of being graded; grading.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the act of arranging in grades
  • noun a line (as on a vessel or ruler) that marks a measurement
  • noun an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred
  • noun 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 "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, quote, "Assist in Jihad, the brethren of al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula."

    CNN Transcript Jan 7, 2010

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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

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

    Weblogs

  • 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

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