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Graduation - Definition

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There are 4 syllables in the word Graduation.
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Standard Definition

[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

Synonyms

commencement - (3 syllables), commencement ceremony - (7 syllables), commencement exercise - (6 syllables), gradation - (3 syllables), graduation exercise - (7 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\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.

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