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Topic: COLLEGE

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: graduatus, from Latin gradus; GRADE1

graduate

1 noun
     
grad‧u‧ate1 [countable]
1SEC someone who has completed a university degree, especially a first degree [↪ undergraduate]:
a Harvard graduate
graduate of
a graduate of Edinburgh University
university graduates
a history graduate
graduate in
He's a graduate in philosophy.
2 American EnglishSES someone who has completed a course at a college, school etc:
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