1. [ noun ] the successful completion of a program of study
Related terms: completion graduate
2. [ noun ] a line (as on a vessel or ruler) that marks a measurement

"the ruler had 16 graduations per inch"

Related terms: line calibrate
3. [ noun ] an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred
Synonyms: commencement_exercise commencement_ceremony graduation_exercise commencement
Related terms: exercise baccalaureate graduate
4. [ noun ] the act of arranging in grades
Synonyms: gradation
Related terms: quantification shading gradate grade
Similar spelling:   gradation