grad·​u·​and | \ ˌgra-jə-ˈwand How to pronounce graduand (audio) \

Definition of graduand

: one about to graduate : a candidate for a degree

Examples of graduand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to local media, HKUST’s president, Wei Shyy, cut short a graduation ceremony Friday in order to visit Chow’s family at hospital, and announced Chow’s passing to the graduands present. Time Staff, Time, "Protests Erupt in Hong Kong After Student's Death," 8 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of graduand

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for graduand

Medieval Latin graduandus, gerundive of graduare

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The first known use of graduand was in 1882

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“Graduand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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