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[pohst-graj-oo-it, -eyt] /poʊstˈgrædʒ u ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or consisting of post-graduates:
a postgraduate seminar.
a student who is taking advanced work after graduation, as from a high school or college.
Origin of postgraduate
1855-60; post- + graduate Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for postgraduate
  • Public universities offer three postgraduate degrees: the higher diploma, master's, and doctorate.
  • postgraduate education in the sciences teaches you to discover and create.
  • postgraduate education in the humanities teaches you to appreciate other people's discoveries and creations.
  • Nearly all the study subjects considered themselves spiritually active and over half had postgraduate degrees.
  • Having developed a storytelling chat bot that learns from visual, textual and scanned input for my postgraduate degree.
  • It is used exclusively by postgraduate management students, researchers and executive-course participants.
  • Only postgraduate students or those sponsored by their governments will henceforward be allowed to bring dependants.
  • postgraduate students bring in grants and beef up their supervisors' publication records.
  • He will take responsibility for the school's undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • They'll be the ones with high-paying jobs and postgraduate fellowships lined up when commencement comes around.
British Dictionary definitions for postgraduate


a student who has obtained a degree from a university, etc, and is pursuing studies for a more advanced qualification
(modifier) of or relating to such a student or to his studies
Also (US and Canadian) graduate
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