HyperDic: graduation

English > 4 senses of the word graduation:
NOUNactgraduationthe successful completion of a program of study
eventgraduation, commencement, commencement exercise, commencement ceremony, graduation exercisean academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred
communicationgraduationa line (as on a vessel or ruler) that marks a measurement
actgraduation, gradationthe act of arranging in grades
graduation > pronunciation
Soundsgrae.jhahwey'shahn; grae.jhuwey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > graduation: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe successful completion of a program of study.
Broadercompletion, culmination, closing, windup, mop upA concluding action
Spanishgraduación
Catalangraduació
Verbsgraduatereceive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies
graduateconfer an academic degree upon
English > graduation: 4 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningAn academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred.
Synonymscommencement, commencement exercise, commencement ceremony, graduation exercise
PartsbaccalaureateA farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies
Broaderexercise(usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches
Spanishacto de graduación, ceremonia de graduación, graduación
Catalancerimònia de graduació, graduació
Verbsgraduatereceive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies
graduateconfer an academic degree upon
English > graduation: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA line (as on a vessel or ruler) that marks a measurement.
Example"the ruler had 16 graduations per inch"
BroaderlineA mark that is long relative to its width
Spanishgraduación
Verbsgraduatemake fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring
English > graduation: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of arranging in grades.
Synonymgradation
Narrowershading, blendingA gradation involving small or imperceptible differences between grades
BroaderquantificationThe act of discovering or expressing the quantity of something
Spanishgradación, graduación
Catalangradació, graduació

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