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diploma

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noun di·plo·ma \də-ˈplō-mə\

Simple Definition of diploma

  • : a document which shows that a person has finished a course of study or has graduated from a school

Full Definition of diploma

plural diplomas

  1. 1 plural also di·plo·ma·ta play \-mə-tə\ :  an official or state document :  charter

  2. 2 :  a writing usually under seal conferring some honor or privilege

  3. 3 :  a document bearing record of graduation from or of a degree conferred by an educational institution

Examples of diploma

  1. He earned his high school diploma by attending classes at night.



Origin of diploma

Latin, passport, diploma, from Greek diplōma folded paper, passport, from diploun to double, from diploos


First Known Use: 1622

Rhymes with diploma



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