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graduation

[ graj-oo-ey-shuhn ]
/ ˌgrædʒ uˈeɪ ʃən /
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noun

an act of graduating; the state of being graduated.
the ceremony of conferring degrees or diplomas, as at a college or school.
arrangement in degrees, levels, or ranks.

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Origin of graduation

1375–1425; late Middle English graduacion<Medieval Latin graduātiōn- (stem of graduātiō). See graduate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM graduation

non·grad·u·a·tion, nounpost·grad·u·a·tion, adjectivepre·grad·u·a·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for graduation

graduation
/ (ˌɡrædjʊˈeɪʃən) /

noun

the act of graduating or the state of being graduated
the ceremony at which school or college degrees and diplomas are conferred
a mark or division or all the marks or divisions that indicate measure on an instrument or vessel
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