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graduand

[ graj-oo-and ]
/ ˈgrædʒ uˌænd /
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noun British.

a student who is about to graduate or receive a degree.

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Origin of graduand

1880–85; <Medieval Latin graduandus, gerund of graduāre to graduate
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British Dictionary definitions for graduand

graduand
/ (ˈɡrædjʊˌænd) /

noun

mainly British a person who is about to graduate

Word Origin for graduand

C19: from Medieval Latin graduandus, gerundive of graduārī to graduate
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