Doctor of Philosophy


noun

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.
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British Dictionary definitions for doctor of philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy

noun

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