undergraduate

[ uhn-der-graj-oo-it, -eyt ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈgrædʒ u ɪt, -ˌeɪt /

noun

a student in a university or college who has not received a first, especially a bachelor's, degree.

adjective

having the standing of an undergraduate.
of, for, pertaining to, or characteristic of undergraduates.

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Origin of undergraduate

First recorded in 1620–30; under- + graduate

OTHER WORDS FROM undergraduate

un·der·grad·u·ate·ship, nounnon·un·der·grad·u·ate, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for undergraduate

undergraduate
/ (ˌʌndəˈɡrædjʊɪt) /

noun

a person studying in a university for a first degreeSometimes shortened to: undergrad

Derived forms of undergraduate

undergraduateship, noun
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