Definition of diploma in English:
- 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.
A diploma was originally a general word for a ‘state paper’. It came via Latin from Greek diplōma ‘folded paper’, from diploun ‘to fold’, from diplous ‘double’. Diplomatic (early 18th century) originally meant ‘relating to original or official documents’.
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