summa cum laude

/ˌsʊmə kʊm ˈlaʊdeɪ/ (say .soomuh koom 'lowday)

with the highest honour (used chiefly in US universities to grant the highest of three special honours for above-average academic performance).
Compare cum laude, magna cum laude. {Latin}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • summa cum laude — [soom′ə koom lou′de, sum′ə kum lô′dē] [L] with the greatest praise: a phrase signifying above average academic standing at the time of graduation from a college or university: the highest of three categories: see also CUM LAUDE, MAGNA CUM LAUDE …   English World dictionary

  • Summa cum laude — (lat.), mit höchstem Lob …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • summa cum laude — 1900, from L., lit. with highest praise …   Etymology dictionary

  • Summa cum laude — Die Promotion ist die Verleihung des akademischen Grades „Doktor“ beziehungsweise „Doktorin“[1] in einem bestimmten Studienfach und dient dem Nachweis der Befähigung zu vertiefter wissenschaftlicher Arbeit. Sie beruht auf einer selbständigen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • summa cum laude — sum|ma cum lau|de [ ,sumə kum lau,deı, ,sumə kum laudi ] adjective, adverb AMERICAN used for describing the highest level of degree at a college or university in the U.S.: He graduated summa cum laude from Stanford. ─ compare CUM LAUDE, MAGNA CUM …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • summa cum laude — adverb or adjective Etymology: Latin, with highest praise Date: 1882 with highest distinction < graduated summa cum laude > compare cum laude, magna cum laude …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Summa cum laude — Mention honorifique Dans certaines universités, particulièrement aux États Unis, mais aussi dans certains pays tels que la Suisse, la Belgique, l Italie ou l Allemagne, ou encore un établissement français comme l Institut d études politiques de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • summa cum laude — /soom euh koom low day, deuh, dee; sum euh kum law dee/ with highest praise: used in diplomas to grant the highest of three special honors for grades above the average. Cf. cum laude, magna cum laude. [1895 1900; < L summa cum laude] * * * …   Universalium

  • Summa Cum Laude — An academic level of distinction used by educational institutions to signify an academic degree which was received with highest honor . Summa cum laude is the highest distinction of three commonly used types of Latin honors which are recognized… …   Investment dictionary

  • summa cum laude — mit höchstem Lob * * * sụm|ma cum lau|de mit höchstem Lob (höchste Auszeichnung bei akadem. Prüfungen) ● ein Examen summa cum laude bestehen [lat.] * * * sụm|ma cum lau|de [lat. = mit höchstem Lob]: mit Auszeichnung (bestes Prädikat bei der… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • summa cum laude —    (SOO mah kum LAU deh) [Latin] With highest praise; used on diplomas to denote the highest of three honors for academic achievement, as in “she graduated summa cum laude in religion and social work.”    See also cum laude, magna cum laude …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

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