Meaning of “General Equivalency Diploma” in the English Dictionary

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"General Equivalency Diploma" in British English

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General Equivalency Diplomanoun [ C ]

/ˌdʒen.ər.əl ɪˈkwɪv.əl.əns.i dɪˌpləʊ.mə/ /ˌdʒen.ɚ.əl ɪˈkwɪv.əl.əns.i dɪˌploʊ.mə/

an official document in the US that is given to someone who did not complete high school (= school for students aged 15–18) but who has passed a government exam instead

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