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English definition of “postgraduate”

postgraduate

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌpəʊstˈɡrædʒuət/ (informal postgrad)
UK (US graduate student) a student who has one degree and now studies at a university for a more advanced degreeUniversity and college education
US a student who has a master's degree or PhD and now studies for a more advanced degreeStudents and pupils
postgraduate adjective a postgraduate degree in mathematics
(Definition of postgraduate from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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