Noun graduation has 4 senses
  1. graduation - the successful completion of a program of study
    --1 is a kind of
    completion, culmination, closing, windup, mop up
    Derived forms: verb graduate2, verb graduate1
  2. commencement, commencement exercise, commencement ceremony, graduation, graduation exercise - an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred
    --2 is a kind of exercise
    --2 has parts: baccalaureate
    Derived forms: verb graduate2, verb graduate1
  3. graduation - a line (as on a vessel or ruler) that marks a measurement; "the ruler had 16 graduations per inch"
    --3 is a kind of
    Derived form: verb graduate3
  4. gradation, graduation - the act of arranging in grades
    --4 is a kind of quantification
    --4 has particulars: shading, blending