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graduation definition

Overview

This page has 7 definitions of graduation in English and French. Graduation is a noun. Examples of how to use graduation in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English graduation definition

Etymology

graduate +‎ -ation[1]

Pronunciation

Noun

graduation (countable and uncountable, plural graduations)

  1. The action or process of graduating and receiving a diploma for completing a course of study (such as from an educational institution).
    The graduation ball was the students' chance to say goodbye to each other.
    After my graduation, I took a year out to travel, then went into an office job.
  2. A commencement ceremony.
  3. (sciences) A marking (e.g., on a container) indicating a measurement, usually one of many such markings that are each separated by a constant interval.
    Synonym: scale
  4. The exposure of a liquid in large surfaces to the air, so as to hasten its evaporation.

Synonyms

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Translations

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References

  1. ^ “graduation”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.

Anagrams


French graduation definition

Pronunciation

Noun

graduation f (plural graduations)

  1. graduation sense #3 (A marking (e.g., on a container) indicating a measurement, usually one of many such markings that are each separated by a constant interval)
  2. The process of creating such markings.
  3. Encoding of a sound or image producing a digital signal of which one may use a greater or lesser part corresponding to better or worse quality.