Definition of “graduation” - English Dictionary

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“graduation” in British English

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graduationnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌɡrædʒ.uˈeɪ.ʃən/ 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 formal event at which a person who has successfully completed a course of study at a school, college, or university gets a document stating this fact, or the successful completion 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 /ˌɡrædʒuˈeɪʃən/ us

the fact of graduating from a college, university, or school, or the ceremony or time during which a student graduates:

The jobs scheme requires that graduates stay in Scotland for two years after graduation.
graduation from sth Clinton gave an antiwar speech at her graduation from Wellesley College.
Two years of foreign language are a graduation requirement.
graduation day/speech/ceremony

(Definition of “graduation” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)