diplomate

[ dip-luh-meyt ]
/ ˈdɪp ləˌmeɪt /

noun

a person who has received a diploma, especially a doctor, engineer, etc., who has been certified as a specialist by a board within the appropriate profession.

Nearby words

  1. diploidy,
  2. diploma,
  3. diploma mill,
  4. diplomacy,
  5. diplomat,
  6. diplomatic,
  7. diplomatic bag,
  8. diplomatic corps,
  9. diplomatic immunity,
  10. diplomatic pouch

Origin of diplomate

First recorded in 1875–80; diplom(a) + -ate1

Can be confuseddiplomat diplomate

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British Dictionary definitions for diplomate

diplomate

/ (ˈdɪpləˌmeɪt) /

noun

any person who has been granted a diploma, esp a physician certified as a specialist
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Medicine definitions for diplomate

diplomate

[ dĭplə-māt′ ]

n.

One who has received a diploma, especially a physician certified as a specialist by a board of examiners.

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