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
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.
Some of Liberty City’s 13 schools have gotten D’s and F’s in recent years, school grades that are determined by student performance on standardized tests, graduation rates and other factors.
The adult literacy rate in Liberia is just 43 percent; the secondary-school graduation rate is 13 percent, according to UNICEF.
In a 2015 study by Robert Half that surveyed university students born between 1990 and 1999, more than 80 percent said their parents or guardians would influence their career choices after graduation.
An open-field mailbag this morning, led by your words on tanking to get high draft picks, graduation speakers, Hall of Fame snubs, the Colin Kaepernick saga, and Emily Kaplan.
In the past, a lack of resources and adequate Wi-Fi at Memorial Stadium, where Franklin’s graduation is typically held, has stymied the school’s ability to grab live footage, according to Jeff Lam, Franklin’s assistant principal.
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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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