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noun [C] uk   us   /ˌpiː.eɪtʃˈdiː/ (UK also DPhil)
abbreviation for doctor of philosophy: the highest college or university degree, or someone who has this: a PhD student/thesis Susannah has a PhD in Italian literature. She's a PhD.
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