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valedictorian

valedictorian

noun val·e·dic·to·ri·an \-ˌdik-ˈtr-ē-ən\

: the student who has the highest grades in a graduating class and who gives a speech at graduation ceremonies

Full Definition of VALEDICTORIAN

:  the student usually having the highest rank in a graduating class who delivers the valedictory address at the commencement exercises

Examples of VALEDICTORIAN

  1. She was the valedictorian of her class in 1985.

First Known Use of VALEDICTORIAN

1759

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

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