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noun [countable] diploma pronunciation in British English /dɪˈpləʊmə/
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pluraldiplomas
  1. 1
    British a course of study at a college or university in a vocational subject (=one that prepares you for a particular job)
    diploma in: I did a diploma in nursing.
    1. a.
      a course of study at a college or university in an academic subject that people sometimes do after getting a degree
      diploma in: My son’s doing a diploma in social studies.
  2. 2
    the qualification that you get when you have completed a diploma course
    diploma in: He has a diploma in marketing.

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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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