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Doctor of Philosophy

[ dok-teruhv fi-los-uh-fee ]
/ ˈdɒk tər əv fɪˈlɒs ə fi /
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noun

the highest degree, a doctorate, awarded for graduate study in an academic field.
a person who has been awarded this degree.

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Also called Ph.D. [pee-eych-dee] /ˈpiˌeɪtʃˈdi/

Origin of Doctor of Philosophy

First recorded in 1800–05
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Doctor of Philosophy

noun

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