Pronunciation: /ˈgradʒʊət , -djʊət/
- 1A person who has successfully completed a course of study or training, especially a person who has been awarded an undergraduate or first academic degree.More example sentences
- Training courses usually take graduates or school leavers any time after they've got their qualification.
- He has also won the three major teaching awards in his college and both the graduate and undergraduate teaching awards in his department.
- And of the nine with a law degree, four were graduates of Harvard Law School.
- 1.1North American A person who has received a high-school diploma.More example sentences
- In many cases, elementary-school teachers were simply graduates of the local high school.
- Half of high school graduates receive an advanced education.
- Many high school graduates want to receive a university education abroad, but few people can afford this.
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- 1 [no object] Successfully complete an academic degree, course of training, or (North American ) high school: he graduated from Glasgow University in 1990More example sentences
- Between 1873 and 1933 only six students graduated from high school.
- Only five out of 12 of Gina's siblings graduated from high school.
- The report recommended that states require students to take a minimum number of courses in core academic subjects in order to graduate from high school.
- 1.1 [with object] North American Confer a degree or other academic qualification on: the school graduated more than one hundred arts majors in its first yearMore example sentences
- Murgel attended Louisiana State University and was graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.
- Without this additional dimension in the analysis of students it is difficult to explain efforts by universities to graduate students faster.
- Most of those jobs have gone to India and China, whose universities graduate hundreds of thousands of engineers each year.
- 1.2 (graduate to) Move up to (a more advanced level or position): he started with motorbikes but now he’s graduated to his first carMore example sentences
- Students will start with the basic moves before graduating to more difficult stamina-building sequences.
- Encouraged by her parents to follow her passions, Julie took dance classes from the age of two, moving on to a drama group and graduating to Scottish Youth Theatre.
- Initially working in cartoons, he graduated to sitcoms, before moving into drama.
- 2 [with object] Arrange in a series or according to a scale: (as adjective graduated) a graduated taxMore example sentences
- The inheritance tax is graduated into three classes according to the ‘nearness’ of family connection.
- Unlike the income tax, which is graduated, the payroll tax is calculated as a flat percentage of income.
- A radical ministry which gained office with socialist support in 1895 and tried to introduce graduated income and inheritance taxes was brought down by the Senate.
- 2.1Mark out (an instrument or container) in degrees or other proportionate gradations: the stem was graduated with marks for each hourMore example sentences
- To assess flight ability, a tube containing a fly was placed above a small hole in a plastic top covering a 1-liter graduated cylinder.
- Flies were dropped into a 500-ml graduated cylinder whose inside wall was covered with paraffin oil.
- The standing ladder is graduated with eight horizontal lines marked from I to 8.
- 3 [with object] Change (something, typically colour or shade) gradually or step by step: the colour is graduated from the middle of the frame to the topMore example sentences
- She flicked her wrist like a magician and produced a little fan of plastic strips, in graduated colours like paint samples.
- Coloured lenses are trendy, especially if they have a graduated colour scheme.
- My sister, on the other hand, literally bought her living room from the catalog in graduated shades of tan.
late Middle English: from medieval Latin graduat- 'graduated', from graduare 'take a degree', from Latin gradus 'degree, step'.