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English definition of “associate degree”

associate degree

noun [C] (also associate's degree,    /əˈsoʊ·ʃi·əts dəˌɡri, -si-/)  /əˈsoʊ·ʃi·ət dəˌɡri, -si-/
the level of achievement recognized for a student by a community college after two years of study
(Definition of associate degree noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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