An example of a diploma is the certificate given to students at their high school graduation ceremony.
Other Word Forms
Origin of diploma
- Latin diplōma letter of introduction from Greek document, folded paper from diploos double dwo- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin diploma, from Ancient Greek δίπλωμα (diplōma, “folded paper, license”), from διπλόω (diploō, “I double, fold over”), from διπλόος (diploos, “double”).