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postgraduate

[pohst-graj-oo-it, -eyt] /poʊstˈgrædʒ u ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or consisting of post-graduates:
a postgraduate seminar.
noun
2.
a student who is taking advanced work after graduation, as from a high school or college.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; post- + graduate
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British Dictionary definitions for post-graduate

postgraduate

/pəʊstˈɡrædjʊɪt/
noun
1.
a student who has obtained a degree from a university, etc, and is pursuing studies for a more advanced qualification
2.
(modifier) of or relating to such a student or to his studies
Also (US and Canadian) graduate
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Word Origin and History for post-graduate
adj.

also postgraduate, 1858, originally American English, from post- + graduate (adj.). As a noun, attested from 1890. Abbreviation post-grad is recorded from 1950.

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