the successful completion of a program of study
commencement, commencement exercise, commencement ceremony, graduation, graduation exercise(noun)
an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred
a line (as on a vessel or ruler) that marks a measurement
"the ruler had 16 graduations per inch"
the act of arranging in grades
The action or process of graduating and receiving a diploma for completing a course of study (such as from an educational institution).
A commencement ceremony.
A marking (i.e. on a container) indicating a measurement.
The exposure of a liquid in large surfaces to the air, so as to hasten its evaporation.
the act of graduating, or the state of being graduated; as, graduation of a scale; graduation at a college; graduation in color; graduation by evaporation; the graduation of a bird's tail, etc
the marks on an instrument or vessel to indicate degrees or quantity; a scale
the exposure of a liquid in large surfaces to the air, so as to hasten its evaporation
Origin: [LL. graduatio promotion to a degree: cf. F. graduation division into degrees.]
Graduation is the action of receiving or conferring an academic degree or the ceremony that is sometimes associated, where students become graduates. Before the graduation, candidates are referred to as graduands. The date of graduation is often called graduation day. The graduation itself is also called commencement, convocation or invocation, though in some cases inaccurately. At the University of Cambridge, the occasion on which most graduands receive their BA degree is known as general admission. After degree completion, graduates can be referred to by their graduating year. In the United States and Canada, it is also used to refer to the advancement from a primary or secondary school level. When ceremonies are associated, they usually include a procession of the academic staff and candidates. Beginning at the secondary school level in the United States, the candidates will almost always wear academic dress, and increasingly faculty will do the same. At the college and university level the faculty will usually wear academic dress at the formal ceremonies, as will the trustees and degree candidates. "Graduation" at the college and university level occurs when the presiding officer confers degrees upon candidates, either individually or en masse, even if graduates physically receive their diploma later at a smaller college or departmental ceremony.
The numerical value of graduation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of graduation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Me, we. (Supposedly the shortest quote in the English language delivered at a Harvard graduation.)
At my graduation, I thought we had to marry what we wished to become. Now you are becoming the men you once would have wished to marry.
'These are days you'll remember.' If you recall nothing else from your graduation ceremony, remember you heard the New Jersey Governor quote from 10,000 Maniacs.
If total student loan debt at graduation is less than the annual starting salary, the borrower will be able to repay his or her student loans in ten years or less.
But they also love to hear us say, 'Look, your poop just helped this lady who's been sick for nine years go to her daughter's graduation.' there's a lot of promise in other conditions.
Images & Illustrations of graduation
Translations for graduation
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Abschlussfeier, Graduierung, AbschlussGerman
- asteikko, valmistujaiset, valmistuminenFinnish
- ceumnachadhScottish Gaelic
- स्नातक स्तर की पढ़ाईHindi
- 目盛り, 卒業, 卒業式Japanese
- 졸업, 卒業Korean
- daʼiiłtááhNavajo, Navaho
- деление, градуировка, церемония, окончаниеRussian
- mezuniyet töreni, mezuniyetTurkish
Get even more translations for graduation »
Find a translation for the graduation definition in other languages:
Select another language: