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.
- Also called Doctor of Philosophy [dok-teruhv fi-los-uh-fee] /ˈdɒk tər əv fɪˈlɒs ə fi/ .
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How to use Ph.D. in a sentence
He had a Ph. D in history and was a college professor before entering politics.George McGovern, Democratic Icon and Former Presidential Candidate, Dies at Age 90 | Eleanor Clift | October 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Moses has a Ph. D from Harvard, has published books and lectured widely, and is rare in our nation today.Tip for Horace Mann: Rename School Field for Former Teacher Robert Moses | Doug Schoen | June 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
This kind of reading naturally did not bring me any nearer my Ph. D.My Life | Josiah Flynt
And master's degree and you have completed a good deal of work on a Ph. D.?Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for PhD
Doctor of Philosophy: Also: DPhil
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