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Meaning of “graduation” in the English Dictionary

"graduation" in British English

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graduationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌɡrædʒ.uˈeɪ.ʃən/
B1 the ​fact of ​finishing a ​degree or other ​course of ​study at a ​university or ​school, or the ​ceremony at which you are ​officially said to have ​finished: a graduation ​ceremony
(Definition of graduation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"graduation" in American English

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graduationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌɡrædʒ·uˈeɪ·ʃən/
the ​formalevent at which a ​person who has ​successfullycompleted a ​course of ​study at a ​school, ​college, or ​university gets a ​documentstating this ​fact, or the ​successfulcompletion of a ​course of ​study: [C] We’ll be ​attending two graduations this ​weekend. [U] After graduation, she ​wants to ​travel around Europe.
(Definition of graduation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"graduation" in Business English

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graduationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌɡrædʒuˈeɪʃən/
the fact of ​graduating from a college, university, or school, or the ceremony or ​time during which a ​studentgraduates: The ​jobsschemerequires that ​graduatesstay in Scotland for two ​years after graduation.graduation from sth Clinton gave an antiwar speech at her graduation from Wellesley College. Two ​years of ​foreignlanguage are a graduation ​requirement. graduation day/speech/ceremony
(Definition of graduation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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