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Doctor of Philosophy

Also called doctorate. the highest degree awarded by a graduate school, usually to a person who has completed at least three years of graduate study and a dissertation approved by a board of professors.
a person who has been awarded this degree.
Abbreviation: Ph.D. Unabridged
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Doctor of Philosophy

a doctorate awarded for original research in any subject except law, medicine, or theology Abbreviation PhD, DPhil
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