postgraduate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “postgraduate” in the English Dictionary

"postgraduate" in British English

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postgraduatenoun [C]

uk   /ˌpəʊstˈɡrædʒ.u.ət/  us   /ˌpoʊstˈɡrædʒ.u-/ (US usually graduate)
a ​student who has already ​received one ​degree and is ​studying at a ​university for a more ​advanceddegree

postgraduateadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌpəʊstˈɡrædʒ.u.ət/  us   /ˌpoʊstˈɡrædʒ.u-/ (US usually graduate)
used to refer to ​universitystudies or ​students at a more ​advancedlevel than a first ​degree: postgraduate ​studies/​research a postgraduate ​degree inmicrobiology
(Definition of postgraduate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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postgraduatenoun [C]

 us   /ˌpoʊstˈɡrædʒ·u·ɪt/
a ​student who is doing ​advancedstudies after already ​obtaining one ​degree
postgraduate
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌpoʊstˈɡrædʒ·u·ɪt/ (also graduate)
postgraduate ​studies
(Definition of postgraduate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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