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diploma

[ dih-ploh-muh ]
/ d瑟藞plo蕣 m蓹 /
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noun, plural di路plo路mas, Latin di路plo路ma路ta [dih-ploh-muh-tuh]. /d瑟藞plo蕣 m蓹 t蓹/.
a document given by an educational institution conferring a degree on a person or certifying that the person has satisfactorily completed a course of study.
a document conferring some honor, privilege, or power.
a public or official document, especially one of historical interest: a diploma from Carolingian times.
verb (used with object), di路plo路maed, di路plo路ma路ing.
to grant or award a diploma to.
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Origin of diploma

1635鈥45; <Latin dipl艒ma a letter of recommendation, an official document <Greek d铆pl艒ma a letter folded double, equivalent to dipl艒-, variant stem of diplo没n to double (derivative of dipl贸os;see diplo-) + -ma suffix of result

OTHER WORDS FROM diploma

pre路di路plo路ma, nounun路di路plo路maed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH diploma

certificate, degree, diploma , license
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British Dictionary definitions for diploma

diploma
/ (d瑟藞pl蓹蕣m蓹) /

noun
a document conferring a qualification, recording success in examinations or successful completion of a course of study
an official document that confers an honour or privilege

Word Origin for diploma

C17: from Latin: official letter or document, literally: letter folded double, from Greek; see diplo-
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