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general equivalency degree Syllabification: gen·er·al e·quiv·a·len·cy de·gree

Entry from US English dictionary

(also general equivalency diploma , abbreviation: GED)

Definition of general equivalency degree in English:


A diploma signifying high school graduation, awarded to those who successfully complete a required examination.
Example sentences
  • The college offers a wide spectrum of educational services to improve people's job prospects, from general equivalency degrees to upper-level humanities courses to free seminars on job hunting skills.
  • But he also found that staying longer in general equivalency degree test preparation classes would not have appreciably increased the proportion of women who obtained this credential.
  • He said the participants would receive general equivalency degrees and life-skills training and mentoring during the 26-week program.
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