diploma

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noun di·plo·ma \də-ˈplō-mə\

Definition of diploma

plural

diplomas

  1. 1 plural also diplomataplay \-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 in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of diploma

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


First Known Use: 1622


DIPLOMA Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of diploma for English Language Learners

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


DIPLOMA Defined for Kids

diploma

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noun di·plo·ma \də-ˈplō-mə\

Definition of diploma for Students

  1. :  a certificate that shows a person has finished a course of study or graduated from a school



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