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graduate +‎ -ion[1]



graduation (countable and uncountable, plural graduations)

  1. The action or process of graduating and receiving a diploma for completing a course of study (such as from an educational institution).
    The graduation ball was the students' chance to say goodbye to each other.
    After my graduation, I took a year out to travel, then went into an office job.
  2. A commencement ceremony.
  3. (sciences) A marking (e.g., on a container) indicating a measurement on a scale, usually one of many such markings.
  4. The exposure of a liquid in large surfaces to the air, so as to hasten its evaporation.
  5. (Japanese entertainment) The action or process of graduating (leaving a group).
    graduation from AKB48


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  1. ^ “graduation”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.





graduation f (plural graduations)

  1. graduation sense #3 (A marking (e.g., on a container) indicating a measurement, usually one of many such markings that are each separated by a constant interval)
  2. The process of creating such markings.
  3. Encoding of a sound or image producing a digital signal of which one may use a greater or lesser part corresponding to better or worse quality.

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