graduation

noun grad·u·a·tion \ ˌgra-jə-ˈwā-shən \

Definition of graduation

1 :a mark on an instrument or vessel indicating degrees or quantity; also :these marks
2 a :the award or acceptance of an academic degree or diploma
3 :arrangement in degrees or ranks

Examples of graduation in a Sentence

  1. He joined the navy after graduation.

  2. We had a party to celebrate her graduation from high school.

  3. They took lots of pictures at their son's graduation.

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First Known Use of graduation

1594


GRADUATION Defined for English Language Learners

graduation

noun

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

graduation

noun grad·u·a·tion \ ˌgra-jə-ˈwā-shən \

Definition of graduation for Students

1 :the act or process of finishing a course of study


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