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Origin of Ph.D.
From the Latin word Philosophiae Doctor Unabridged
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  • Damn few of them got it from me, I'm happy to say, and those that did, knew more about the subject than most phd's.

    Revenge Arthur Porges
  • It was a great diversion from the late nights working on my phd.

    Little Brother Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for phd


Doctor of Philosophy Also DPhil
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Ph.D. abbr.
Latin Philosophiae Doctor (Doctor of Philosophy)

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