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graduationgrad‧u‧a‧tion /ˌɡrædʒuˈeɪʃən/ ●●● S3 noun  1 [uncountable]SESSEC the time when you complete a university degree course or your education at an American high school After graduation, Neil returned to Ohio. On graduation (=after completing a first degree), Nancy became an art teacher.2 [uncountable]SESSEC a ceremony at which you receive a university degree or a diploma from an American high school graduation day3 [countable]TMMEASURE a mark on an instrument or container used for measuring
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graduationSheila Rowbotham had taken a different route after graduation from Oxford in 1962.After graduation Jayne went to nursing school.Generations of students followed who at graduation were utterly unqualified to do anything except what their professors did-study the law.Since his graduation he had not cultivated Learning.Yeah my graduation.. uh huh.Seniors also compile a series of graduation portfolios and participate in a portfolio defense.On graduation they received a university-accredited certificate.Oh, we have a real graduation.We're going to Sarah's graduation on Sunday.I sat him down in my one chair and started to quiz him on his five years since graduation.
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