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graduand Line breaks: gradu|and
Pronunciation: /ˈɡradʒʊand/
/ˈɡradjʊand/ /ˈɡradʒʊənd/

Definition of graduand in English:


A person who is about to receive an academic degree: the ceremony starts with the presentation of one or more honorary graduands
More example sentences
  • Wednesday, 9: 45 a.m. Faculty of Arts graduands receive their degrees in a ceremony in the Convocation Mall.
  • ‘I am delighted that we have such an impressive array of honorary graduands lined up for next year's degree ceremonies.’
  • I was privileged yesterday to be the guest of honour at the Victoria University graduation ceremony for commerce graduands.


Late 19th century: from medieval Latin graduandus, gerundive of graduare 'take a degree' (see graduate).

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