valedictorian


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val·e·dic·to·ri·an

 (văl′ĭ-dĭk-tôr′ē-ən)
n.
The student with the highest academic rank in a class who delivers the valedictory at graduation.

valedictorian

(ˌvælɪdɪkˈtɔːrɪən)
adj
1. saying goodbye
2. of or relating to a farewell or an occasion of farewell
n
(Education) US and Canadian a person, usually the most outstanding graduate, who delivers a farewell speech at a graduation ceremony

val•e•dic•to•ri•an

(ˌvæl ɪ dɪkˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-)

n.
a student, usu. the one ranking highest academically in a graduating class, who delivers the valedictory.
[1750–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.valedictorian - the student with the best grades who usually delivers the valedictory address at commencementvaledictorian - the student with the best grades who usually delivers the valedictory address at commencement
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
Translations
طالِب يُلْقي كَلِمة التَّخْريج
dygtigste elev
évfolyamelsõ
sakantis atsisveikinimo kalbą

valedictorian

n (US Sch) → Abschiedsredner(in) m(f) (bei der Schulentlassungsfeier)

valedictorian

(ˌvalədikˈtoːriən) noun
(American) the student with the highest grades in a graduating class who gives a speech at the graduation ceremony.
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