Doctorate and Phd

Doctorate

A doctorate is an academic degree or professional degree that, in most countries, qualifies the holder to teach in the specific field of their certificate.

doctorate n : one of the highest academic degrees conferred by a university [syn: {doctor's degree}]

Doctorate \Doc"tor*ate\, v. t. To make (one) a doctor. [1913 Webster] He was bred . . . in Oxford and there doctorated. -- Fuller. [1913 Webster]

Doctorate \Doc"tor*ate\, n. [Cf. F. doctorat.] The degree, title, or rank, of a doctor. [1913 Webster]

Phd

Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated as Ph.D., PhD, D.Phil., or DPhil in English-speaking countries and originally as Dr.Philos.

PhD n : an American doctorate usually based on at least 3 years graduate study and a dissertation; the highest degree awarded by a graduate school [syn: {Ph.D.}]

Ph.D. n : an American doctorate usually based on at least 3 years graduate study and a dissertation; the highest degree awarded by a graduate school [syn: {PhD}]

Data Sources:

  • doctorate: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • doctorate: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • doctorate: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • phd: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • phd: WordNet (r) 2.0

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