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undergraduate

[uhn-der-graj-oo-it, -eyt] /ˌʌn dərˈgrædʒ u ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
noun
1.
a student in a university or college who has not received a first, especially a bachelor's, degree.
adjective
2.
having the standing of an undergraduate.
3.
of, for, pertaining to, or characteristic of undergraduates.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; under- + graduate
Related forms
undergraduateship, noun
nonundergraduate, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for undergraduate ship

undergraduate

/ˌʌndəˈɡrædjʊɪt/
noun
1.
a person studying in a university for a first degree Sometimes shortened to undergrad
Derived Forms
undergraduateship, noun
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Word Origin and History for undergraduate ship

undergraduate

n.

1620s, a hybrid formed from under + graduate (n.). British used fem. form undergraduette in 1920s-30s.

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