What does graduation mean?

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

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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.

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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. Donald Trump:

    A little more than three months since President Obama has left office, much of the economic and social progress we saw under his watch is under imminent threat, during the Obama era, the economy added 15 million new jobs, the Black unemployment rate dropped and the high school graduation rate for African-Americans soared.

  2. Megan Pohlmeier -RRB- Kautz:

    But at the time, we were trying to get around 250 graduates lined up alphabetically and have the graduation start at exactly 2 p.m., at a certain point, I think, in all of the discussion that occurred, the principal was just saying, ‘Get the sash off and get in the graduation line or don’t go through the graduation ceremony.’.

  3. 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.

  4. Mark Kantrowitz:

    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.

  5. Kate McKinnon:

    Hello, everyone, I'm Principal O'Grady. Welcome to the St. Mary Magdalene By The Expressway class of 2020 virtual graduation, i know this isn't how you expected your high school career to come to an end, but we're all making sacrifices. I have had to share my child's Adderall with him.

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