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GRADUATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does graduation mean? 

GRADUATION (noun)
  The noun GRADUATION has 4 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: GRADUATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GRADUATION (noun)


Sense 1graduation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The successful completion of a program of study

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("graduation" is a kind of...):

closing; completion; culmination; mop up; windup (a concluding action)


Sense 2graduation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

commencement ceremony; commencement exercise; graduation exercise; commencement; graduation

Hypernyms ("graduation" is a kind of...):

exercise ((usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches)

Meronyms (parts of "graduation"):

baccalaureate (a farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies)


Sense 3graduation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A line (as on a vessel or ruler) that marks a measurement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

the ruler had 16 graduations per inch

Hypernyms ("graduation" is a kind of...):

line (a mark that is long relative to its width)


Sense 4graduation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of arranging in grades

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

gradation; graduation

Hypernyms ("graduation" is a kind of...):

quantification (the act of discovering or expressing the quantity of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "graduation"):

blending; shading (a gradation involving small or imperceptible differences between grades)


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