noun, plural di·plo·mas, Latin di·plo·ma·ta [dih-ploh-muh-tuh] /dɪˈploʊ mə tə/.
verb (used with object), di·plo·maed, di·plo·ma·ing.
Origin of diploma
Examples from the Web for diploma
The “doctorate” Duke claims is from an anti-Semitic Ukranian “diploma mill” as described by the State Department.
This is not the case, but the reality is worse: losing access to a diploma and getting kicked out of school.The University Of New Orleans’ Cigarette Ban Is Total BS|Chloé Valdary|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This formula excludes students who take longer than four years to earn their diploma, and GEDs and other special diplomas.The Daily Beast's Top High Schools 2014: Methodology|Brandy Zadrozny|August 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Palestinians who do manage to receive a diploma, against all odds, are faced with yet another challenge.The Not-So-Bright Future of Palestine's Class of 2013|Maysoon Zayid|June 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He said he already had his diploma and was studying at a community college to be an electrician.
"I forgot how long it takes to get a diploma," he said, walking away again.Rose in Bloom|Louisa May Alcott
How appropriate that she shares in the diploma that I doubly value for her sake!The Chautauquan, Vol. III, January 1883|The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
They unanimously elected me an Academician, and I have received the diploma.Art in England|Dutton Cook
Whether Biscuit or his mother was prouder of the diploma when it came, would have been hard to tell.Sube Cane|Edward Bellamy Partridge
If a popular vote had been necessary, not one of them would yet have her diploma.
British Dictionary definitions for diploma
Word Origin for diploma
Word Origin and History for diploma
1640s, "state paper, official document," from Latin diploma, from Greek diploma "license, chart," originally "paper folded double," from diploun "to double, fold over," from diploos "double" (see diploid) + -oma. Specific academic sense is 1680s in English.