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 b : 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.
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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