Definitions for: Graduation

[n] the successful completion of a program of study
[n] the act of arranging in grades
[n] a line (as on a vessel or ruler) that marks a measurement; "the ruler had 16 graduations per inch"
[n] an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred

Webster (1913) Definition: Grad"u*a"tion, n. [LL. graduatio promotion to a
degree: cf. F. graduation division into degrees.]
1. The act of graduating, or the state of being graduated;
as, graduation of a scale; graduation at a college;
graduation in color; graduation by evaporation; the
graduation of a bird's tail, etc.

2. The marks on an instrument or vessel to indicate degrees
or quantity; a scale.

3. The exposure of a liquid in large surfaces to the air, so
as to hasten its evaporation.

Synonyms: commencement, commencement ceremony, commencement exercise, gradation, graduation exercise

See Also: baccalaureate, blending, closing, completion, culmination, exercise, line, mop up, quantification, shading, windup

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