[ pohst-graj-oo-it, -eyt ]
/ poʊstˈgrædʒ u ɪt, -ˌeɪt /


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

First recorded in 1855–60; post- + graduate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for postgraduate

/ (pəʊstˈɡrædjʊɪt) /


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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