Definition of diploma in English:

diploma

Syllabification: di·plo·ma
Pronunciation: /dəˈplōmə
 
/

noun

1A certificate awarded by an educational establishment to show that someone has successfully completed a course of study.
More example sentences
  • For more than a century the department of education has collected data on the number of high-school diplomas awarded each year.
  • His numerous academic awards included diplomas in social studies and sociology.
  • Both artists continued their studies resulting in diplomas in Adult Education for the former and Arts Management for the latter.
Synonyms
1.1An official document or charter.

Origin

mid 17th century (in the sense 'state paper'): via Latin from Greek diplōma 'folded paper', from diploun 'to fold', from diplous 'double'.

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