What is graduation?

  • (noun): A line (as on a vessel or ruler) that marks a measurement.
    Example: "The ruler had 16 graduations per inch"
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Graduation is the action of receiving or conferring an academic degree or the ceremony that is sometimes associated, where students become graduates. Before the graduation, candidates are referred to as graduands. The date of graduation is often called graduation day. The graduation itself is also called commencement, convocation or invocation.

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More definitions of "graduation":

  • (noun): The act of arranging in grades.
    Synonyms: gradation
  • (noun): The successful completion of a program of study.