Definition of graduation in English:

graduation

noun

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

    • ‘As a result, he found no academic post upon graduation, surviving instead on the occasional teaching or tutoring assignment.’
    • ‘He received his commission in 1969 upon graduation from the University of Akron.’
    • ‘Besides graduation, the ceremony was held to strengthen the minds and spirit of the students, and as a reward for their sacrifices.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Smith says each student would receive approximately $2,000 upon graduation to help fund their project.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He was commissioned a second lieutenant upon graduation in 1972 from the U.S. Military Academy.’
    • ‘Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a career in academic librarianship.’
    • ‘Although he didn't attend college right after graduation, Jay received a degree in accounting in 1984.’
    • ‘Academic standards fell, to ensure graduation and certification for as many as possible.’
    • ‘Children with good academic scores will be funded until graduation.’
    • ‘Our concern is with students who are at high risk for dropping out of school without benefit of diploma or graduation.’
    • ‘But she went to the Central Academy of Drama after her graduation.’
    • ‘School officials caved and the student was able to retake a test five hours before graduation and receive her diploma.’
    • ‘However, students of the international class would receive two diplomas upon graduation; a national and an international one, she said.’
    1. 1.1count noun The ceremony at which degrees are conferred.
      • ‘For many at the graduation, those prized diplomas are the first in the family.’
      • ‘She was at her graduation.’
      • ‘Our graduation ceremony is next week, but today was the last day of classes for all seniors.’
      • ‘He let her lead him down the beach, arm in arm, chattering on about her friends, his old friends, weddings, funerals, and graduations.’
      • ‘Pete finally popped out the question during her birthday, one week after the graduation.’
      • ‘He was due to make a speech at a graduation ceremony in Ohio State University in the US last month.’
      • ‘A graduation ceremony is that one last and memorable gathering of a group of young people who've lived and learnt so much together.’
      • ‘The degrees will be conferred during graduation ceremonies at Sheffield City Hall from November 10 to 21.’
      • ‘Attending graduation ceremonies at Michigan remains one of the highlights of his life.’
      • ‘His address at a medical graduation ceremony in Cardiff was also memorable and remains highly relevant.’
      • ‘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 was a graduation ceremony, in which students understandably expect a speaker to fill them with pride and hope.’
      • ‘The Academy was holding a graduation ceremony Wednesday morning.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Two graduation ceremonies will be held in the University Great Hall and will be presided over by the Chancellor of the University.’
      • ‘Lee is on a one-week visit to attend his granddaughter's graduation and receive an honorary membership from an academic organization in Manchester.’
      • ‘As the opening speech noted, the graduation ceremony is a very proper way to close off your career at Oxford.’
      • ‘The Transition Year students enjoyed their graduation ceremony when they received certificates for their very many achievements during the year.’
      • ‘It all ends with oral examinations, evaluations, and a graduation ceremony.’
      • ‘He flew back for the graduation ceremony held at the Christchurch Town Hall.’
      • ‘It's June, when graduations mark the culmination of years of effort on the part of students everywhere.’
      • ‘So they graduated with top marks and had wonderful graduations with lots of relatives and friends.’
      • ‘School entrance ceremonies and graduations are attended by parents in formal dress.’
      • ‘The graduation day was not only special for graduates, but also for their proud parents and family members.’
      • ‘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.’
  • 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.
      • ‘It consists of a stick marked with graduations and fitted with interchangeable vanes.’
      • ‘The Cosmonaute does just what it says on the face, and has loads of brilliant numbers and graduation scales.’
      • ‘Measuring instruments were sometimes made with special graduations for use in a particular trade or craft.’
      • ‘The magnitude of changes, relative to wild-type controls, is color coded according to the graduation shown.’

Pronunciation

graduation

/ɡradʒʊˈeɪʃ(ə)n//ɡradjʊˈeɪʃ(ə)n/