WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
di•plo•ma /dɪˈploʊmə/USA pronunciation n. [countable],pl. -mas,Lat.-ma•ta
    /-mətə/.USA pronunciation
    Educationa document given by an educational institution granting a degree.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

diploma /dɪˈpləʊmə/ n
  1. a document conferring a qualification, recording success in examinations or successful completion of a course of study
  2. an official document that confers an honour or privilege
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin: official letter or document, literally: letter folded double, from Greek; see diplo-

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