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Definition of magna cum laude adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


magna cum laude

adverb, adjective
NAmE//ˌmæɡnə kʊm ˈlaʊdə//
, NAmE//ˌmæɡnəkʌm ˈlɔdə//
, NAmE//ˌmæɡnə kʌm ˈlɔdi//
, NAmE//ˌmæɡnə kʊm ˈlaʊdi//
(from Latin)
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at the second of the three highest levels of achievement that students can reach when they finish their studies at college She graduated magna cum laude from UCLA. compare cum laude, summa cum laude
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