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English definition of “diploma”


noun [C]  /dəˈploʊ·mə/ us  
a document given by a school, college, or university to show that you have successfully completed a course of study: It’s hard to find a good job if you don’t have a high school diploma.
(Definition of diploma from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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