Definition of “postgraduate” - English Dictionary

“postgraduate” in British English

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postgraduatenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌpəʊstˈɡrædʒ.u.ət/ us /ˌpoʊstˈɡrædʒ.u.ət/ US usually graduate

a student who has already received one degree and is studying at a university for a more advanced degree

postgraduateadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˌpəʊstˈɡrædʒ.u.ət/ us /ˌpoʊstˈɡrædʒ.u.ət/ US usually graduate

used to refer to university studies or students at a more advanced level than a first degree:

postgraduate studies/research
a postgraduate degree in microbiology

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

“postgraduate” in American English

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postgraduatenoun [ C ]

us /ˌpoʊstˈɡrædʒ·u·ɪt/

a student who is doing advanced studies 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)