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  ( graduations    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Graduation is the successful completion of a course of study at a university, college, or school, for which you receive a degree or diploma.  
They asked what his plans were after graduation...     
2       n-count   A graduation is a special ceremony at university, college, or school, at which degrees and diplomas are given to students who have successfully completed their studies.  
usu sing, oft N n  
...the graduation ceremony at Yale..., At my brother's high school graduation the students recited a poem.     
3       n-count   A graduation is a line or number on a container or measuring instrument which marks a particular measurement.  
...medicine bottles with graduations on them.     
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