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
Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson) says with a laugh to her best friend Enid (Thora Birch) at their high-school graduation, marveling at the unironic chintziness of the band onstage.
Washington Senior High School’s graduation ceremony held at the Adrienne Arsht Center on Thursday.
Barrington High School hosts its graduation ceremony Friday at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington.
A northern Nevada school district has tentatively reversed a long-standing policy that would have prohibited Native American students from wearing eagle feathers on their graduation caps.
Nordwall and other Native American students will be allowed to wear eagle feathers on their graduation caps at next month’s ceremony after the Washoe County School District tentatively reversed a long-standing policy banning the practice.
Carol Sears, of Crestwood, Ill., brought her daughter and son, Olivia, 14, and Matthew, 9, to the park Friday as a treat for Olivia's eighth-grade graduation.
Yet 48 years after her graduation, her words about the idealism of a student starting college and determined to change the world seem more significant.
College choices will likely be in the Northeast since the family will relocate there following the twins' early graduation in December.
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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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