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undergraduate

[uhn-der-graj-oo-it, -eyt]
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:
1620–30; under- + graduate

undergraduateship, noun
nonundergraduate, noun, adjective
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undergraduate (ˌʌndəˈɡrædjʊɪt)
 
n
Sometimes shortened to: undergrad a person studying in a university for a first degree
 
under'graduateship
 
n

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undergraduate
1630, a hybrid formed from under + graduate (n.). British used fem. form undergraduette in 1920s-30s.
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