The concept at hand can be used in various circumstances to refer to various issues.
Act in which the completion of a study program is celebrated and a diploma is awarded to students who successfully completed the plan
One of the most widespread uses allows to designate that official act or ceremony in which the completion of a school year, of a university degree, among others, is formalized, in which students who have satisfactorily completed the study plan are recognized. , and then they are worthy of receiving the academic title granted by the educational institution once the program is completed.
The act is characterized by the display of a series of formalities and rites, such as the black tunics and the square black hat worn by future graduates, the delivery of diplomas and later the holding of a banquet or party.
The ceremony will be attended by professors, authorities of the institution, more relatives and friends of the graduates, meanwhile, the act is usually presided over and conducted by the rector of the institution.
As is to be expected, graduation is one of the most important moments in a person’s life, since it means obtaining a degree that has probably required a lot of effort and perseverance. A person can attend numerous graduation ceremonies throughout his life depending on the number of careers he completes. In general, the most emotional and heartfelt is the one that is carried out at the end of secondary or higher studies because, in addition to representing the specific completion of the course, they also symbolize the arrival in the adult world and the abandonment in a certain sense of adolescence.
Graduation is always carried out jointly with classmates of the same level, all attending together in a previously conditioned space with a specific day and time. Normally, the relatives of the graduated students can attend and after the delivery of the diplomas can proceed to different types of celebrations or ceremonies that can vary according to the country or the particular region.
The word graduation is related to the notion of degree or level. Thus, graduation is the culminating point in the scaling of levels towards the completion of a career or academic study. This is also why the term graduation is also used as an element to determine how graduated or level something can be (for example, what level of graduation or alcoholic level has a drink).
Military: hierarchies that determine the scale of command
On the other hand, in the military context, the word rank refers to the system of hierarchies that exists in this area and that establishes the scale of command in force in the armed forces and in other forces in charge of the security of a nation.
Graduation is represented through insignia and chevrons applied to officers’ uniforms.
Proportion of alcohol present in alcoholic beverages
Another extended use of the term allows to designate the existing proportion of alcohol in wines, spirits and any other alcoholic beverage.
The alcoholic graduation of a drink expresses in degrees the number of volumes of alcohol that are in 100 volumes of the product in question and that is measured at a temperature of 20°.
All alcoholic beverages that are marketed must indicate the alcoholic strength they hold on the labels.
Not all alcoholic beverages have the same graduation and so we can distinguish between fermented beverages and distilled beverages.
The first ones are characterized because microorganisms such as bacteria, molds, among others, intervene in their processing, their graduation being between 3.5 and 15%, wines, beers.
While the latter have a graduation of between 15 and 45%, such as: whiskey, tequila, rum, vodka, among others.
Climbing: degree of difficulty, factors that make the ascent more complex
And at the request of mountaineering, in climbing, which is an activity that involves ascents on steep walls, the factors or conditions that affect the complexity of the ascent and that the climbers will determine according to the degree of difficulty are called. be the complexity of the path by which they will ascend.