Definition of graduation in English:



mass noun
  • 1The receiving or conferring of an academic degree or diploma.

    • ‘Our concern is with students who are at high risk for dropping out of school without benefit of diploma or graduation.’
    • ‘Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a career in academic librarianship.’
    • ‘However, students of the international class would receive two diplomas upon graduation; a national and an international one, she said.’
    • ‘Academic standards fell, to ensure graduation and certification for as many as possible.’
    • ‘He received his commission in 1969 upon graduation from the University of Akron.’
    • ‘Children with good academic scores will be funded until graduation.’
    • ‘He was commissioned a second lieutenant upon graduation in 1972 from the U.S. Military Academy.’
    • ‘Smith says each student would receive approximately $2,000 upon graduation to help fund their project.’
    • ‘After graduation, she accepted a position in its energy division.’
    • ‘After graduation from the Academy, future fighter pilots will then transfer to a fighter squadron for their advanced type training.’
    • ‘As a result, he found no academic post upon graduation, surviving instead on the occasional teaching or tutoring assignment.’
    • ‘But she went to the Central Academy of Drama after her graduation.’
    • ‘Besides graduation, the ceremony was held to strengthen the minds and spirit of the students, and as a reward for their sacrifices.’
    • ‘School officials caved and the student was able to retake a test five hours before graduation and receive her diploma.’
    • ‘After graduation with a degree in Elementary Education, she plans to earn her Master's degree, and become a teacher.’
    • ‘Upon graduation from college, she received a direct commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve.’
    • ‘Although he didn't attend college right after graduation, Jay received a degree in accounting in 1984.’
    • ‘It was not only the day they received their certificates of graduation but it signified the next step up the educational ladder into primary school.’
    1. 1.1count noun The ceremony at which degrees are conferred.
      • ‘Attending graduation ceremonies at Michigan remains one of the highlights of his life.’
      • ‘He flew back for the graduation ceremony held at the Christchurch Town Hall.’
      • ‘The Academy was holding a graduation ceremony Wednesday morning.’
      • ‘School entrance ceremonies and graduations are attended by parents in formal dress.’
      • ‘His address at a medical graduation ceremony in Cardiff was also memorable and remains highly relevant.’
      • ‘A graduation ceremony is that one last and memorable gathering of a group of young people who've lived and learnt so much together.’
      • ‘Their graduations marked a milestone: This is the first time in the institution's history that four African American women have received their doctoral degrees in mathematics at the same time.’
      • ‘It's June, when graduations mark the culmination of years of effort on the part of students everywhere.’
      • ‘It was a graduation ceremony, in which students understandably expect a speaker to fill them with pride and hope.’
      • ‘Our graduation ceremony is next week, but today was the last day of classes for all seniors.’
      • ‘She was at her graduation.’
      • ‘The degrees will be conferred during graduation ceremonies at Sheffield City Hall from November 10 to 21.’
      • ‘The graduation day was not only special for graduates, but also for their proud parents and family members.’
      • ‘It all ends with oral examinations, evaluations, and a graduation ceremony.’
      • ‘The Transition Year students enjoyed their graduation ceremony when they received certificates for their very many achievements during the year.’
      • ‘He was due to make a speech at a graduation ceremony in Ohio State University in the US last month.’
      • ‘So they graduated with top marks and had wonderful graduations with lots of relatives and friends.’
      • ‘While the graduation might mark the end of the program for this year, he said, there are no endings in art and the students were just at a new beginning.’
      • ‘For many at the graduation, those prized diplomas are the first in the family.’
      • ‘The graduation ceremony was quick and painless, administrators making quick speeches in attempts to let them go, which they were all too eager to do.’
      • ‘Pete finally popped out the question during her birthday, one week after the graduation.’
      • ‘He let her lead him down the beach, arm in arm, chattering on about her friends, his old friends, weddings, funerals, and graduations.’
      • ‘As the opening speech noted, the graduation ceremony is a very proper way to close off your career at Oxford.’
      • ‘Lee is on a one-week visit to attend his granddaughter's graduation and receive an honorary membership from an academic organization in Manchester.’
      • ‘Two graduation ceremonies will be held in the University Great Hall and will be presided over by the Chancellor of the University.’
  • 2The action of dividing into degrees or other proportionate divisions on a graduated scale.

    • ‘In other words, a just sentencing system contains a graduation of punishments differentiated according to the malignity of offences: Luxton v.’
    • ‘Accepting degrees of graduation doesn't necessarily imply that there are varying positions on just one axis between two polar opposites.’
    1. 2.1count noun A mark on a container or instrument indicating a degree of quantity.
      • ‘The Cosmonaute does just what it says on the face, and has loads of brilliant numbers and graduation scales.’
      • ‘The magnitude of changes, relative to wild-type controls, is color coded according to the graduation shown.’
      • ‘Measuring instruments were sometimes made with special graduations for use in a particular trade or craft.’
      • ‘It consists of a stick marked with graduations and fitted with interchangeable vanes.’