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Definition of "diploma" []

  • A document issued by an educational institution, such as a university, testifying that the recipient has earned a degree or has successfully completed a particular course of study. (noun)
  • A certificate conferring a privilege or honor. (noun)
  • An official document or charter. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "diploma" in a sentence
  • "UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Is this what you call a diploma mailed (ph) to some extent?"
  • "BTW, "diploma" is defined as "a document given by an educational institution conferring a degree on a person or certifying that the person has satisfactorily completed a course of study.""
  • "Pizza Hut Momma said ... angdesj ... you is just jealous. kg - I got me a diploma from the U of R journalism skool."