Meaning of “doctorate” in the English Dictionary

"doctorate" in British English

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doctoratenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɒk.tər.ət/ us /ˈdɑːk.tɚ.ət/ US doctor's degree

(Definition of “doctorate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"doctorate" in American English

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doctoratenoun [ C ]

us /ˈdɑk·tər·ət/

one of the highest-ranking degrees given by a university:

He earned a doctorate at the University of Chicago.

(Definition of “doctorate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)