Definition of Graduation

1. Noun. The successful completion of a program of study.

Generic synonyms: Closing, Completion, Culmination, Mop Up, Windup
Derivative terms: Graduate, Graduate



2. Noun. An academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred.
Exact synonyms: Commencement, Commencement Ceremony, Commencement Exercise, Graduation Exercise
Terms within: Baccalaureate
Generic synonyms: Exercise
Derivative terms: Graduate, Graduate

3. Noun. A line (as on a vessel or ruler) that marks a measurement. "The ruler had 16 graduations per inch"
Generic synonyms: Line
Derivative terms: Graduate

4. Noun. The act of arranging in grades.
Exact synonyms: Gradation
Generic synonyms: Quantification
Specialized synonyms: Blending, Shading
Derivative terms: Gradate, Gradational, Grade, Grade, Grade

Definition of Graduation

1. n. 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.

Definition of Graduation

1. Noun. The action or process of graduating and receiving a diploma for completing a course of study (such as from an educational institution). ¹

2. Noun. A commencement ceremony. ¹

3. Noun. (sciences) A marking (i.e. on a container) indicating a measurement. ¹

4. Noun. The exposure of a liquid in large surfaces to the air, so as to hasten its evaporation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Graduation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Graduation

1. 1. The act of graduating, or the state of being graduated; as, graduation of a scale; graduation at a college; graduation in colour; graduation by evaporation; the graduation of a bird's tail, etc. 2. The marks on an instrument or vessel to indicate degrees or quantity; a scale. 3. The exposure of a liquid in large surfaces to the air, so as to hasten its evaporation. Origin: LL. Graduatio promotion to a degree: cf. F. Graduation division into degrees. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Graduation

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Literary usage of Graduation

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1. School Management: Including a Full Discussion of School Economy, School by Albert Newton Raub (1898)
"graduation in Public Schools. None question the importance and benefits of ... May not graduation from rural schools, when a specified course of study has ..."

2. School Management: Including a Full Discussion of School Economy, School by Albert Newton Raub (1882)
"graduation in Public Schools. None question the importance and benefits of ... May not graduation from rural schools, when a specified course of study has ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1910)
"The graduation and leveling of the streets, is not, necessarily, ... There may be circumstances to produce a general desire to vary the graduation, ..."

4. Essays and Addresses: Religious, Literary and Social by Phillips Brooks (1894)
"IN thinking of coming here on graduation Day, and knowing that I was to say a few words to you at the close of these exercises, from which we all expected ..."

5. Announcement by Washington State University (1901)
"REQUIREMENTS FOR graduation. All applicants for graduation in the Collegiate departments shall, in addition to the completion of the major subjects as ..."

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