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Ph.D.

Origin
< Latin Philosophiae Doctor

Doctor of Philosophy

noun
1.
Also called doctorate. the highest degree awarded by a graduate school, usually to a person who has completed at least three years of graduate study and a dissertation approved by a board of professors.
2.
a person who has been awarded this degree.
Abbreviation: Ph.D.
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PhD

abbreviation
1.
Doctor of Philosophy Also DPhil

Doctor of Philosophy

noun
1.
a doctorate awarded for original research in any subject except law, medicine, or theology Abbreviation PhD, DPhil
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Ph.D. abbr.
Latin Philosophiae Doctor (Doctor of Philosophy)

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