- of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or consisting of post-graduates: a postgraduate seminar.
- a student who is taking advanced work after graduation, as from a high school or college.
Origin of postgraduate
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Examples from the Web for postgraduate
During the 1990s, however, he went abroad again to finish his postgraduate studies at Glasgow Caledonian University.Hassan Rouhani: Iran’s Mysterious New President
September 23, 2013
In the Northeast, spring is in the air, and at Ivy League schools, kids are planning their postgraduate futures.Bridgewater May Be the Hottest Hedge Fund for Harvard Grads, but It’s Also the Weirdest
March 7, 2013
She said she might someday go for her postgraduate degree, but she also wants to start several businesses.Octomom Nadya Suleman Wants to Shed Her Creepy Persona
Maria Elena Fernandez
July 9, 2012
I went to Andover with Belichick in the 1970s (he was there for a postgraduate year while I was kept prisoner for four years).The Material Super Bowl: Madonna, Ferris Bueller—and the Game, Too
February 3, 2012
(This may reflect the decided 58-40 pro-Obama tilt of professors, lawyers, teachers, and others with postgraduate degrees).Obama Didn't Really Change Anything
November 6, 2008
I am overjoyed that you are to take the postgraduate course.
"Thank you," returned the postgraduate, with the true Blount smile.The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush
The man who can do this may be said to have passed his postgraduate examination as a first-class coachman.Riding and Driving
Edward L. Anderson
After this he seemed to have spent some time at postgraduate work in Vienna, especially in mathematics under Johann von Gmnden.The Century of Columbus
James J. Walsh
Every Wellington girl who comes back for the postgraduate 180 course gives me a compliment better than a gift of jewels.
- a student who has obtained a degree from a university, etc, and is pursuing studies for a more advanced qualification
- (modifier) of or relating to such a student or to his studies
Also (US and Canadian): graduate
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