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Definitions for diploma
dɪˈploʊ mə; -mə tədiplo·ma

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diploma, sheepskinnoun

    a document certifying the successful completion of a course of study

Wiktionary

  1. diplomanoun

    A document issued by an educational institution testifying that the recipient has earned a degree or has successfully completed a particular course of study.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Diplomanoun

    A letter or writing conferring some privilege, so called because they used formerly to be written on waxed tables, and folded together.

    Etymology: διϖλωμα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diplomanoun

    a letter or writing, usually under seal, conferring some privilege, honor, or power; a document bearing record of a degree conferred by a literary society or educational institution

  2. Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. , fr. to double, fr. diplo`os twofold. See Double.]

Freebase

  1. Diploma

    A diploma is a certificate or deed issued by an educational institution, such as a university, that testifies that the recipient has successfully completed a particular course of study or confers an academic degree. In countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia, the word diploma refers to a level of academic award. The words diplomat and diplomacy have the same origin, from the official "folded papers" of accreditation delivered by ambassadors or delegates. In some countries, such as the UK and Australia, such a document can be called a testimonium or testamur, Latin for "we testify" or "certify", and so called from the word with which the certificate begins. In Ireland, it is generally called a parchment. The certificate that a Nobel laureate receives is also called a diploma. The term diploma is also used in some historical contexts, to refer to documents signed by a King affirming a grant or tenure of specified land and its conditions.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Diploma

    di-plō′ma, n. a writing conferring some honour or privilege, as a university degree, &c.—v.t. to furnish with a diploma. [L.,—Gr. diplōma, a letter folded double—diploos, double.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diploma in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diploma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of diploma in a Sentence

  1. Lou Riolo:

    After thinking on it for a few days, I came up with the idea of asking the entire auditorium to stay silent so that Jack could receive his diploma, we planned on doing it immediately after the singing of the National Anthem because we knew Jack sitting there with all the commotion for over 45 minutes would be too much.

  2. Megan Pohlmeier:

    He pulled me out of line and said, ‘I talked to you and your father and you are not to be wearing that. If I see you wearing that again, you will not receive your diploma,’.

  3. Megan Pohlmeier -RRB- Kautz:

    She earned her diploma, so we are not going to deny her that, the only thing we would deny her is the ability to go through the graduation ceremony. Our graduation ceremony, as it states in our (student) handbook, is voluntarily. It is not something that is mandated to get the diploma.

  4. Drazen Grubisic:

    We have the graduation diploma of a Croat who decided to leave it behind before moving to Ireland in search of a better life, he said it symbolized his break-up with a country that had failed to give him an opportunity to work.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    Let’s also make sure that a high school diploma puts our kids on a path to a good job. Right now, countries like Germany focus on graduating their high school students with the equivalent of a technical degree from one of our community colleges, so that they’re ready for a job. At schools like P-TECh in Brooklyn … students will graduate with a high school diploma and an associate degree in computers or engineering. We need to give every American student opportunities like this.

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