graduation - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˌɡrædʒuˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
singulargraduation
pluralgraduations
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the act of receiving a degree or other qualification after finishing your studies at a college or university

    After graduation she worked as a research chemist.

    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] a ceremony at which you are given a degree or other qualification