Definition of Commencement exercise
1. Noun. An academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred.
Terms within: Baccalaureate
Generic synonyms: Exercise
Derivative terms: Graduate, Graduate
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Literary usage of Commencement exercise
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1. Dwight's Journal of Music: A Paper of Art and Literature by John Sullivan Dwight (1880)
"... direction here Two days after, the usual commencement exercise« ut the college take place, and the collegiate year romes to an end. ..."
2. Proceedings of the First Pan American Financial Conference by Pan American financial conference (1915)
"I shall remember this meeting as a commencement exercise, not as the conclusion of our work. You have been brought together here and have become acquainted, ..."
3. Buffalo Medical Journal (1873)
"The twenty-eighth annual commencement exercise of the Buffalo Medical College was held at St James Hall Tuesday evening Feb 24th, at which time the degree ..."
4. Ohio Educational Monthly by Ohio Education Association (1906)
"As a commencement exercise it was decidedly unique and was carried through without a hitch, thus reflecting great credit upon the class and also upon the ..."
5. The Life of Samuel J. Tilden by John Bigelow, Samuel Jones Tilden (1895)
"Tilden wrote no commencement exercise. It was not his wont to write or speak without some pretty definite purpose to be accomplished by it. ..."
6. Annals of the American Pulpit: Or, Commemorative Notices of Distinguished by William Buell Sprague (1865)
"He was admitted a member of the Freshman elass at Harvard in 1784, and graduated in 1788, having assigned to him for his commencement exercise the first ..."