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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
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Valedictorian is an academic title of success used in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, and the Philippines for the student who delivers the closing or farewell statement at a graduation ceremony (called a valedictory). The chosen valedictorian is the student with the highest ranking among his/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. So the valedictory address generally is considered a final farewell to classmates, before they disperse to pursue their individual paths after graduating.

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