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Definition of Valedictorian

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senior student with the highest grade point average who delivers the parting speech at a graduation ceremony
Valedictorian Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
One who pronounces a valedictory address; especially, in American colleges, the student who pronounces the valedictory of the graduating class at the annual commencement, usually the student who ranks first in scholarship.
  
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valedictorian
\val`e*dic*to"ri*an\ (?), n. one who pronounces a valedictory address; especially, in american colleges, the student who pronounces the valedictory of the graduating class at the annual commencement, usually the student who ranks first in scholarship.
valedictorian
n : the student with the best grades who delivers the valedictory at graduation [syn: valedictory speaker]



for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the student with the best grades who delivers the valedictory at graduation
(synonym) valedictory speaker
(hypernym) scholar, scholarly person, student
Valedictorian Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Valedictorian is an academic title conferred upon the student who delivers the closing or farewell statement at a graduation ceremony (called a valedictory). The chosen valedictorian is usually the student with the highest ranking among his or her graduating class. The term is an Anglicized derivation of the Latin vale dicere ("to say farewell"), historically rooted in the valedictorian's traditional role as the final speaker at the graduation ceremony. The valedictory address generally is considered a final farewell to classmates, before they disperse to pursue their individual paths after graduating. The term is most often used in the USA, Canada, and the Philippines. Its equivalent in Brazil is Orador. In Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Iceland, and Scotland the valedictorian title is not used, a dux title for the highest ranking student is used (that may not give a speech). In France the term Major de promotion ("first in class") is used.

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