Definition of graduation
1 : a mark on an instrument or vessel indicating degrees or quantity; also : these marks
2a : the award or acceptance of an academic degree or diplomab : commencement
3 : arrangement in degrees or ranks
Examples of graduation in a Sentence
He joined the navy after graduation.
We had a party to celebrate her graduation from high school.
They took lots of pictures at their son's graduation.
Recent Examples of graduation from the Web
On Thursday, a 21-year-old woman in London posted a video of her mother, who fled the Somali civil war, fighting to hold back tears at her graduation from Middlesex University.
Exorbitant tuition imposes an immense strain on parents, who often must reshape their lives around paying college bills, and on students, many of whom struggle under the burden of student debt for years after graduation.
Overwhelming amounts of student loan debt has had a historically detrimental impact on all students post-graduation, but specifically on students and families of color.
Men, too, have dealt with effects of the recession and student debt after graduation.
Ulrich channels every high school hotshot who went on to a life of disappointment after graduation.
Chicago is implementing a new graduation requirement for its high school students.
On an early June day, Tracy K. Smith looked out the window of her office at Princeton University at a sculpture by Picasso as students and their families prepared for graduation activities.
Francisco hopes to walk without assistance at graduation.
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First Known Use of graduation
GRADUATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of graduation for English Language Learners
: the act of receiving a diploma or degree from a school, college, or university : the act of graduating
: a ceremony at which degrees or diplomas are given out
GRADUATION Defined for Kids
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