postgraduate

postgraduate
I UK [ˌpəʊs(t)ˈɡrædʒʊət] / US [ˌpoʊs(t)ˈɡrædʒʊət] adjective
1) British relating to study done after receiving your first university degree. The American word is graduate.
2) American relating to work or studies done after receiving an advanced degree such as an ma or a phd

II UK [ˌpəʊs(t)ˈɡrædʒʊət] / US [ˌpoʊs(t)ˈɡrædʒʊət] noun [countable]
Word forms "postgraduate":
singular postgraduate plural postgraduates
1) British someone who is studying after receiving a first university degree. The American word is graduate.
2) American someone who is studying after receiving an advanced degree, such as an ma or a phd

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  • Postgraduate — Post*grad u*ate, a. [Pref. post + graduate.] Of, pertaining to, or designating, the studies pursued after graduation, esp., after receiving the bachelor s degree at a college; graduate. n. A student who pursues such studies. Note: Most careful… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • postgraduate — (adj.) also post graduate, 1858, originally Amer.Eng., from POST (Cf. post ) + GRADUATE (Cf. graduate) (adj.). As a noun, attested from 1890. Abbreviation post grad is recorded from 1950 …   Etymology dictionary

  • postgraduate — ☆ postgraduate [pōst΄gra′jo͞o it ] adj. 1. of or taking a course of study after graduation, esp. after receipt of the bachelor s degree: see GRADUATE (adj. 2) 2. designating or of additional study, training, etc. undertaken after receipt of a… …   English World dictionary

  • postgraduate — [[t]po͟ʊstgræ̱ʤuət[/t]] postgraduates also post graduate 1) N COUNT A postgraduate or a postgraduate student is a student with a first degree from a university who is studying or doing research at a more advanced level. [BRIT] (in AM, use… …   English dictionary

  • postgraduate — post|grad|u|ate1 [ˌpəustˈgrædjuıt US ˌpoustˈgrædʒuıt] n especially BrE someone who is studying at a university to get a ↑master s degree or a ↑PhD American Equivalent: graduate student postgraduate 2 postgraduate2 adj [only before noun] 1.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • postgraduate — adj. & n. adj. 1 (of a course of study) carried on after taking a first degree. 2 of or relating to students following this course of study (postgraduate accommodation). n. a postgraduate student …   Useful english dictionary

  • postgraduate — /pohst graj ooh it, ayt /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or consisting of post graduates: a postgraduate seminar. n. 2. a student who is taking advanced work after graduation, as from a high school or college. [1855 60; POST +… …   Universalium

  • postgraduate — adj. Postgraduate is used with these nouns: ↑course, ↑degree, ↑diploma, ↑qualification, ↑researcher, ↑student, ↑study, ↑training …   Collocations dictionary

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