- of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or consisting of post-graduates: a postgraduate seminar.
- a student who is taking advanced work after graduation, as from a high school or college.
Origin of postgraduate
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Examples from the Web for post-graduate
Belia, who has a post-graduate degree, makes a little less than that as a head mistress at a private school.A Dickensian Christmas For Greece’s New Poor
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For all its problems, the U.S. higher education system—especially the post-graduate education system—is the best in the world.Give Me Your Studious: American Universities Are Prolific Exporters
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They may enter the post-graduate department of Yale and receive its degrees.
“You have finished your post-graduate work, I expect,” said Stenhouse.The Pools of Silence
H. de Vere Stacpoole
It should be called almost a post-graduate course in the camp studies.How Girls Can Help Their Country
The post-graduate course commences April 2d, and ends May 25th.Work for Women
George J. Manson
He had had a post-graduate course in the South-East Asian jungles.Take the Reason Prisoner
John Joseph McGuire
- a student who has obtained a degree from a university, etc, and is pursuing studies for a more advanced qualification
- (modifier) of or relating to such a student or to his studies
Also (US and Canadian): graduate
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Word Origin and History for post-graduate
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