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noun [C] uk   /dɪˈpləʊ.mə/ us    /-ˈploʊ-/
A2 a document given by a college or university to show that you have passed a particular exam or finished a course: a diploma in business studiesUS a high school diplomaSchool and vocational qualifications
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