[ graj-oo-ey-shuh n ]
/ ˌgrædʒ uˈeɪ ʃən /


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.

Origin of graduation

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

Related forms

non·grad·u·a·tion, nounpost·grad·u·a·tion, adjectivepre·grad·u·a·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for graduation


/ (ˌɡrædjʊˈeɪʃən) /


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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