Graduation vs. Culmination

Graduation vs. Culmination — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Graduation and Culmination

Graduationnoun

Conferral or receipt of an academic degree or diploma marking completion of studies

the rate of graduation of student athletes.

Culminationverb

To reach the highest point or degree; climax

habitual antagonism that culminated in open hostility.

Graduationnoun

A ceremony at which degrees or diplomas are conferred; a commencement.

Culminationverb

To come to completion; end

Years of waiting culminated in a tearful reunion.

Graduationnoun

A division or interval, as on a graduated scale

shading with many fine graduations.

Culminationverb

(Astronomy) To reach the highest point above an observer's horizon. Used of stars and other celestial bodies.

Graduationnoun

A mark indicating the boundary of such a division or interval.

Culminationverb

To bring to the point of greatest intensity or to completion; climax

The ceremony culminated a long week of preparation.

Graduationnoun

An arrangement in or a division into stages or degrees.

Culminationnoun

(astronomy) The attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by a heavenly body; passage across the meridian; transit.

Graduationnoun

The action or process of graduating and receiving a diploma for completing a course of study (such as from an educational institution).

Culminationnoun

Attainment or arrival at the highest pitch of glory, power, etc.

Graduationnoun

A commencement ceremony.

Culminationnoun

a final climactic stage;

their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development

Graduationnoun

(sciences) A marking (i.e. on a container) indicating a measurement, usually one of many such markings that are each separated by a constant interval.

Culminationnoun

(astronomy) a heavenly body's highest celestial point above an observer's horizon

Graduationnoun

The exposure of a liquid in large surfaces to the air, so as to hasten its evaporation.

Culminationnoun

the decisive moment in a novel or play;

the deathbed scene is the climax of the play

Graduationnoun

the successful completion of a program of study

Culminationnoun

a concluding action

Graduationnoun

an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred

Graduationnoun

a line (as on a vessel or ruler) that marks a measurement;

the ruler had 16 graduations per inch

Graduationnoun

the act of arranging in grades