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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. graduationnoun

    the successful completion of a program of study

  2. commencement, commencement exercise, commencement ceremony, graduation, graduation exercisenoun

    an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred

  3. graduationnoun

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

    "the ruler had 16 graduations per inch"

  4. gradation, graduationnoun

    the act of arranging in grades

Wiktionary

  1. graduationnoun

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

  2. graduationnoun

    A commencement ceremony.

  3. graduationnoun

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

  4. graduationnoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Graduationnoun

    Etymology: graduation, French, from graduate.

    The graduation of the parts of the universe is likewise necessary to the perfection of the whole. Nehemiah Grew, Cosmol. Sacra.

    Of greater repugnancy unto reason is that which he delivers concerning its graduation, that heated in fire, and often extinguished in oyl of mars or iron, the loadstone acquires an ability to extract a nail fastened in a wall. Thomas Browne, Vu. Err.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Graduationnoun

    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

  2. Graduationnoun

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

  3. Graduationnoun

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

  4. 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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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Garrett Zans:

    I love Wyoming and have considered living here after graduation, for many people, this decision would be made based on factors such as employment opportunities and proximity to family and friends. For myself, and the rest of the LGBT community, this decision has been made more complicated. Presently, my ability to live and work in Wyoming is hindered because I could be summarily fired for simply being who I am.

  4. Molly Bair:

    I wore heels one time before fashion. And it was at my eighth grade graduation, and they were platforms ... and I actually fell down the stairs. So I've always had a kind of very unhealthy relationship with heels.

  5. Deborah Kunselman:

    She looked at me so sadly yesterday when she asked me whether she'll have her senior prom and her high school graduation, my heart is breaking because I have no answers, and she may be deprived of these milestones.

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