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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 of postgraduate
1855-1860
1855-60; post- + graduate
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  • There are a lot in the postgraduate department and some in the optional literature courses.

    The Patient Observer Simeon Strunsky
  • I am overjoyed that you are to take the postgraduate course.

  • Here we saw the Bishop and a number of novice priests receiving instruction, taking, I imagine, a kind of postgraduate course.

    Travels in the Far East Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
  • "Thank you," returned the postgraduate, with the true Blount smile.

  • The man who can do this may be said to have passed his postgraduate examination as a first-class coachman.

    Riding and Driving Edward L. Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for postgraduate

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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