What does graduation mean?

Definitions for graduation
ˌgrædʒ uˈeɪ ʃəngrad·u·a·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word graduation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. graduation(noun)

    the successful completion of a program of study

  2. commencement, commencement exercise, commencement ceremony, graduation, graduation exercise(noun)

    an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred

  3. graduation(noun)

    a line (as on a vessel or ruler) that marks a measurement

    "the ruler had 16 graduations per inch"

  4. gradation, graduation(noun)

    the act of arranging in grades

Wiktionary

  1. graduation(Noun)

    The action or process of graduating and receiving a diploma for completing a course of study (such as from an educational institution).

  2. graduation(Noun)

    A commencement ceremony.

  3. graduation(Noun)

    A marking (i.e. on a container) indicating a measurement.

  4. graduation(Noun)

    The exposure of a liquid in large surfaces to the air, so as to hasten its evaporation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Graduation(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [LL. graduatio promotion to a degree: cf. F. graduation division into degrees.]

  2. Graduation(noun)

    the marks on an instrument or vessel to indicate degrees or quantity; a scale

    Etymology: [LL. graduatio promotion to a degree: cf. F. graduation division into degrees.]

  3. Graduation(noun)

    the exposure of a liquid in large surfaces to the air, so as to hasten its evaporation

    Etymology: [LL. graduatio promotion to a degree: cf. F. graduation division into degrees.]

Freebase

  1. Graduation

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. graduation

    A type of event to celebrate an academic achievement.

    The graduation ceremony was beautiful and very unifying.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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How to say graduation in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of graduation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of graduation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of graduation in a Sentence

  1. Mickie Abatemarco:

    Whether your child is enrolled in Catholic school or attends CCD, the learning should never stop, it is so important for this not to be a ‘ drop-off ’ thing, but for families to really get involved together in church life. And confirmation is n’t graduation ; after students complete their years of instruction, they can do service together with their family.

  2. Andrea Yao:

    Leading up to my graduation, I had my mind set on becoming a journalist. But this year it is really too hard.

  3. Nafeesah Attah:

    Kent Fuchs really aggressively pushed me and put Kent Fuchs hands on me, and really took away that moment of me celebrating my graduation, it was directly targeted and contingent upon Nafeesah Attah race. There were other students prior to us going up there who were white who did back-flips and took selfies, who did a spin on stage and they were not handled in the same regard.

  4. Conseuquel:

    Who would have known? I was walking in a mall and between the crowd of shoppers shoving around and wandering about their business my eyes meet a familiar face. A face I haven't seen in years. Our gazes meet. We stare for mere seconds before the both of us look away pretending one hadn't seen the other and we quickly disappear into our now separate lives. But when I went home, I still had the Best Friends necklace you gave me in Elementary and the Senior ring we had in high school , stuffed in some drawer beneath clothes and books gathering dust as the years rolled by. I still have that photo album that starts with our picture as little girls dressing up as princesses to the day we held certificates with our gowns on. All through that journey we had been hand in hand from our first day of school to our first fight to prom night. From skipping class to plotting against teachers to every crush we had. Every exam we failed and every rule we broke. The times we sat together in detention and the times we never bothered showing up. All the hard times we pushed through and all the success we celebrated. Every fire alarm, birthday candle and breakup. We've been with each other through all and more until the day college split us apart. Your texts became shorter and your calls became rare. And I wonder how brutal graduation was for ripping us apart like that. Yesterday inseparable sisters, today a stranger.

  5. Ansar El Muhammad:

    I am supposed to be planning her graduation, not her funeral, basically all I want is justice for my daughters.

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