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diploma

[ dih-ploh-muh ]

noun

, plural di·plo·mas, Latin di·plo·ma·ta [dih-, ploh, -m, uh, -t, uh].
  1. 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.
  2. a document conferring some honor, privilege, or power.
  3. a public or official document, especially one of historical interest:

    a diploma from Carolingian times.



verb (used with object)

, di·plo·maed, di·plo·ma·ing.
  1. to grant or award a diploma to.

diploma

/ dɪˈpləʊmə /

noun

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


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Other Words From

  • predi·ploma noun
  • undi·plomaed adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of diploma1

1635–45; < Latin diplōma a letter of recommendation, an official document < Greek díplōma a letter folded double, equivalent to diplō-, variant stem of diploûn to double (derivative of diplóos; diplo- ) + -ma suffix of result
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Word History and Origins

Origin of diploma1

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

He had struggles over the years but was turning a corner and about to be awarded the state’s top diploma, she said.

She’d gone back to school as well, with just five subjects left to finish her high school diploma.

From Time

Katie accepted her diploma through the sunroof of the minivan.

I just picked up my diploma and headed to San Diego and started that first show.

From Ozy

Respondents with less than four years of college said they preferred to vote in person, 59 percent to 37 percent, and respondents with a high school diploma or less opted for in-person voting 68 percent to 29 percent.

The “doctorate” Duke claims is from an anti-Semitic Ukranian “diploma mill” as described by the State Department.

My grandmother lacks a high school diploma but is full of more wisdom, and more financial sense, than a lot of people I know.

This is not the case, but the reality is worse: losing access to a diploma and getting kicked out of school.

This formula excludes students who take longer than four years to earn their diploma, and GEDs and other special diplomas.

I grew up on the Lower East Side—before it was gentrified—and I have a high school diploma.

Nevertheless, Cui did not handle the young composer so severely as on the occasion of his Diploma Cantata.

Nothing distracts them from their aim; they never lose sight of the diploma that will be their bread-winner.

A girl bound for college became immediately an integer with which a young man who had not yet mislaid his diploma could reckon.

I only know Latin, and I have no diploma which would enable me to sell my knowledge at a high price.

As he himself expressed it, he delivered his diploma lecture through his paintings.

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