"graduation" in the noun sense
the successful completion of a program of study
2. commencement, commencement exercise, commencement ceremony, graduation, graduation exercise
an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred
a line (as on a vessel or ruler) that marks a measurement
"the ruler had 16 graduations per inch"
4. gradation, graduation
the act of arranging in grades
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