Meaning of “diploma” in the English Dictionary

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"diploma" in British English

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diplomanoun [ C ]

uk /dɪˈpləʊ.mə/ us /dɪˈploʊ.mə/

A2 a document given by a college or university to show that you have passed a particular exam or finished your studies:

a diploma in business studies
US a high school diploma

(Definition of “diploma” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"diploma" in American English

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diplomanoun [ C ]

us /dəˈploʊ·mə/

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)