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Ph.D.

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  1. Doctor of Philosophy.
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Origin of Ph.D.

From the Latin word Philosophiae Doctor
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Ph.D

attested from 1869; abbreviation of Latin Philosophiae Doctor "Doctor of Philosophy."

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