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A.Word.A.Day--graduand

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This week's theme: words related to teaching, learning, and schools.

graduand (GRAJ-oo-and) noun

One who is about to graduate from a university.

[From Latin graduare (to graduate).]

-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)

"In order to add jollity to the proceedings, said the dean, each graduand would find beneath his seat a little tub of bubbles, complete with mortar board cap." Mike Amos; Proud Return of the Pigeon Boy; Northern Echo (Darlington, UK); Jul 14, 2005.

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