What does graduation mean?

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.

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

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

  2. Graduationnoun

    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. Graduationnoun

    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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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. Kent Fuchs:

    During one of this weekend's commencement ceremonies, we were inappropriately aggressive in rushing students across the stage. I personally apologize, and am reaching out to the students involved, the practice has been halted for all future ceremonies, and we will work to make sure all graduating students know we are proud of their achievements and celebrate with them their graduation.

  2. Joanne Steindorf:

    We thought he’d graduate, and that was our understanding that he completed fall classes and he delayed graduation until now, but the most recent information we received was he was not on the list to graduate, apparently he wasn’t enrolled this fall.

  3. Joevie Alvarado:

    They come back to you and say, 'Miss, can you please be in my graduation?' Or, 'Miss can you please be in my quinceanera?' ... And I find it so sweet.

  4. American University:

    The course presents an overall framework of impeachment, removal, or criminal investigation of a president and rather than focusing on President Trump, reviews all 19 impeachments in U.S. history. The one-unit, weekend class is not a requirement for graduation and is not paid for by state funds.

  5. Board Chairman Junior Bridgeman:

    By any measure – student retention and graduation rates, research funding and successes, student achievement and fundraising – the University of Louisville is a different, far better institution because of Dr. Ramsey.

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