/dəˈploʊmə / (say duh'plohmuh)

noun (plural diplomas)
1. a document as one stating a candidate's success in an examination or some other qualification, etc., usually of a lower standard or more specialised character than a degree.
2. a public or official document.
verb (t) (diplomaed, diplomaing)
3. to furnish with a diploma.
{Latin, from Greek: paper folded double, letter of recommendation, licence, etc.}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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