Pronunciation: (di-plō'mu), [key]
— n., pl. v., -mas, -ma•ta -maed, -ma•ing.
- 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.
- a document conferring some honor, privilege, or power.
- a public or official document, esp. one of historical interest: a diploma from Carolingian times.
- to grant or award a diploma to.
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