[ pee-eych-dee ]
/ ˈpiˌeɪtʃˈdi /
abbreviation, noun, plural Ph.D.s
the highest degree, a doctorate, awarded by a graduate school in a field of academic study, usually to a person who has completed at least three years of graduate study and a dissertation approved by a committee of professors.
a person who has been awarded this degree.
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Also called Doctor of Philosophy [dok-teruhv fi-los-uh-fee] /ˈdɒk tər əv fɪˈlɒs ə fi/ .
Origin of Ph.D.
First recorded in 1870–75; from Latin Philosophiae Doctor
Words nearby Ph.D.
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British Dictionary definitions for Ph.D.
Doctor of PhilosophyAlso: DPhil
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Medical definitions for Ph.D.
Philosophiae Doctor (Doctor of Philosophy)
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