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English definition of “postgraduate”

postgraduate

noun [C]     /ˌpəʊstˈɡrædʒ.u.ət/ US  /ˌpoʊstˈɡrædʒ.u-/ (US usually graduate)
a student who has already got one degree and is studying at a university for a more advanced qualificationStudents and pupils
(Definition of postgraduate noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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