graduation graduation  /ˌɡræ dʒu ˈeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the successful completion of a program of study
  2. (n) an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred
  3. (n) a line (as on a vessel or ruler) that marks a measurement
  4. (n) the act of arranging in grades

Usage(s):

  1. One year after graduation, female business majors are earning 81% of what male business majors earn.
  2. I believe that graduation from a high-quality high school and the opportunity to succeed in college must be the birthright of every child in our country.
  3. Congratulations also to the class of 2008, and thank you for allowing me to be a part of your graduation.

News

  1. Graduation rate debate explained

    The state's 64% graduation rate for Montgomery Public Schools is throwing local officials for a loop. "If you did the averages of my high schools it would be 75%," says MPS Superintendent, Barbara Thompson...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WSFA 12 Montgomery

  2. Graduation weekend kicks off Friday at UCSD

    SAN DIEGO — Graduation weekend begins at UC San Diego Friday with an all-campus commencement ceremony scheduled for 5 p.m. at RIMAC Field. The school is set to hand out more than 8,000 diplomas over the weekend. The featured speaker …
    on June 14, 2013     Source: FOX 5 San Diego

  3. Graduation speech stirs community chatter

    A graduation speech given by Cheatham County director of schools Stan Curtis has created some chatter on social media sites and in the community.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Ashland City Times

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Quotes

  1. "I need to show the respect of the state in many of those ceremonial things, whether it's a graduation ceremony or a welcome home ceremony or honoring someone who's passed," Nixon said. "Those are obligations I think a chief executive of the...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Richard Nixon Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. As President Obama said when he recently announced the "American Graduation Initiative" to bolster community colleges: "Time and again, when we have placed our bet for the future on education, we have prospered as a result......Jobs requiring...
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: NorthJersey.com

  3. "Unfortunately, it appears that student loan scams don't end at graduation," Cuomo said.
    on May 3, 2007 By: Andrew Cuomo Source: Forbes

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