diploma

Definitions

  • Diploma of the Highland Society
    Diploma of the Highland Society
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n diploma a document certifying the successful completion of a course of study
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Diploma A letter or writing, usually under seal, conferring some privilege, honor, or power; a document bearing record of a degree conferred by a literary society or educational institution.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n diploma Originally, a letter or other composition written on paper or parchment and folded.
    • n diploma Hence Any letter, literary muniment, or public document. See diplomatics.
    • n diploma In modern use, a letter or writing, usually under seal and signed by competent authority, conferring some honor, privilege, or power, as that given by a college in evidence of a degree, or authorizing a physician to practise his profession, and the like.
    • diploma To furnish with a diploma; certify by a diploma.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Diploma di-plō′ma a writing conferring some honour or privilege, as a university degree, &c
    • v.t Diploma to furnish with a diploma
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Quotations

  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert%20Hubbard
    “God will not look you over for medal, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.”
  • G. M. Trevelyan
    G. M. Trevelyan
    “Socrates gave no diplomas or degrees, and would have subjected any disciple who demanded one to a disconcerting catechism on the nature of true knowledge.”
  • Edith Wharton
    Edith%20Wharton
    “A New York divorce is in itself a diploma of virtue.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. , fr. to double, fr. diplo`os twofold. See Double

Usage

In literature:

He was middle-aged, and shabby, with a German diploma and accent and a large family.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
Never was the diploma bearing this motto conferred upon a more meritorious or greater man.
"Latin America and the United States" by Elihu Root
No classics, no diploma!
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
His diploma was duly secured in 1826, and Daniel O'Connell was his most intimate friend, and also his patient.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
And so it proved, for early in April Traverse Rocke returned home with a diploma in his pocket.
"Hidden Hand" by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
Legitimated in infancy by an imperial diploma, Antonio was literally a courtier and politician from his cradle.
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 366, April, 1846" by Various
Diplomas were presented by Rev.
"The American Missionary--Volume 39, No. 07, July, 1885" by Various
Within this bench were preserved the diplomas, statutes, and arguments held to be most important to the greatness of the country.
"Intarsia and Marquetry" by F. Hamilton Jackson
The case is different with the "bogus diploma" trade.
"The Galaxy" by Various
Does it not seem so to you, Diploma?
"Mrs. Tree" by Laura E. Richards
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In poetry:

He censured those empirics
Who never heal an ill,
Though bound by their diplomas
To either cure or kill,
Who should, with ignominy crowned,
Their patients follow--under ground.
"On The Common" by Hattie Howard

In news:

During the past year Southwestern Community College has awarded 303 General Education diplomas and 13 Adult High School diplomas.
He also noted that Gould 's diploma had a sketching of the old Bridgeport High School.
FAKE DIPLOMAS, FALSE PROMISES: Policing career colleges.
Alan didn't make it to graduation day, but his father and I were there to see his diploma, because of the senseless murder that took place on May 6.
GRADUATES FILE UP to the stage to receive their diplomas at Altimira Middle School.
For the 21-year-old, graduating from high school means much more than a diploma.
Judge Fran Gull presented diplomas Monday that, on average, graduates worked on for more than 17 months.
More than 900 graduates received their diplomas at the 152nd commencement.
Jakob Jones, 16, dropped out of school but is determined to earn his GED and a post secondary diploma.
Veterans receive diplomas at HHS .
Aniquia Hemphill, right, holds her hat while jumping up and down while principal Dwayne Jones hands her a diploma.
No prom or yearbook, but a diploma, of sorts.
Torey Griggs receives her high school diploma from her parents, Walt and Lorna Griggs, at the San Angelo Christian Home School Association graduation at PaulAnn Baptist Church.
Janitor Cleans Up, Gets Ivy League Diploma.
Korean veteran, William Rohlf, of Junction , receives diploma.
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In science:

Additionally, we already supervise an ongoing diploma thesis on the use of different SMT solvers like Yices4 or Z35 .
Towards Symbolic Model-Based Mutation Testing: Combining Reachability and Refinement Checking
Terschl¨usen, Physics Diploma Thesis, Giessen University, 2010.
MesonNet Workshop on Meson Transition Form Factors
Frey, Diploma Thesis, Technische Universit¨at M¨unchen, unpublished (1986).
Critical Dynamics of Magnets
Markus Zobel, Diploma Thesis, Technische Universit¨at M¨unchen, unpublished (1991).
Critical Dynamics of Magnets
Scharf, Diploma Thesis, (Univ. of W¨urzburg, 1991).
Higher-order corrections to precision observables in the Standard Model and the MSSM
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