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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. Marissa Yap:

    That would probably be a sad day for us, one kid already told me, 'Oh, Miss Yap, how long are you going to be here? Are you going to be in my graduation?'.

  2. Ramone Davenport:

    This might be something that Dohn High School just does. You know, once you come to Dohn and graduate, we're going to bring the diploma to you, in a traditional graduation, you call a person's name and they walk across the stage. This is more personal. I'm spending seven or eight minutes talking directly to that kid about their accomplishments and the families are right there on the lawn. They're getting a little more bang for their buck.

  3. Binghamton University:

    Today I had the opportunity to meet with members of Haley’s immediate family and learn more about her as a daughter, sister and loyal friend, haley was just months away from graduation, with a bright future ahead of her, and it is difficult to comprehend that she will no longer be with us.

  4. Andrew Pollack:

    It's the same every day, it's no different because it's graduation. ... Every day's been the same since February 14.

  5. Anonomys:

    It wasn’t as dark and scary as they said... in fact it was kind of fun” -spoken at a graduation

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