from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
- n. A certificate conferring a privilege or honor.
- n. An official document or charter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A document issued by an educational institution testifying that the recipient has earned a degree or has successfully completed a particular course of study.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To furnish with a diploma; certify by a diploma.
- n. Originally, a letter or other composition written on paper or parchment and folded.
- n. Hence Any letter, literary muniment, or public document. See diplomatics.
- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a document certifying the successful completion of a course of study
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.
“A diploma is a very personal item, and people want to proudly display it in their offices and homes,” said Sidra Qureshi, president of Trinity Diversity Connection.
Employers have decided a high school diploma is critical, and will prefer candidates that have one.
BUT in the next breadth, of their plan to lower the standards for testing, he said: I want more than anything to be able to say with confidence that every Pennsylvania student who receives a diploma is ready for the real world.
Today, an American High School diploma is two years behind the International Baccalaureate and its European counterparts.
This should make any diploma from the state of Utah worthless.
Yet a lot of people in the US appear to have the necessary skills to make a living & economics tells us that if education was lacking there would be a premium on eduacation in the market ... if the return on a HS diploma is small then that probably tells us that while HS level education may be 'basic' it isn't lacking.
Seeing as the diploma is primarily for the students, I think neutrality should at least play a role in the decision-making process along with any concept of “free speech” which the university asserts (if its even claiming it atall).