PhD

PhD
noun
a doctorate usually based on at least 3 years graduate study and a dissertation; the highest degree awarded graduate study
Syn: ↑Ph.D.
Hypernyms: ↑Doctor of Philosophy

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abbr. Doctor of Philosophy
Origin:
from Latin philosophiae doctor

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/ˌpiːˌeıʧˈdiː/ noun, pl PhDs [count]
1 : the highest degree given by a university or college

He got his PhD [=doctorate] from Harvard.

She has two PhDs. [=doctoral degrees]

a PhD candidate [=a person who is trying to get a PhD]

2 : a person who has a PhD

We're not hiring new PhDs at this point.

Sheila Jones, PhD

PhD is an abbreviation of “doctor of philosophy.”

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PhD (also Ph.D. especially in NAmE) [ˌpiː eɪtʃ ˈdiː] [ˌpiː eɪtʃ ˈdiː] noun
the abbreviation for ‘Doctor of Philosophy’ (a university degree of a very high level that is given to sb who has done research in a particular subject)

to

be/have/do a PhD

Anne Thomas, PhD

 
Word Origin:
[PhD] from Latin philosophiae doctor.  
Collocations:
acquire/get/lack (an) education/training/(BrE) (some) qualifications
receive/provide sb with training/tuition
develop/design/plan a curriculum/(especially BrE) course/(NAmE) program/syllabus
give/go to/attend a class/lesson/lecture/seminar
hold/run/conduct a class/seminar/workshop
sign up for/take a course/classes/lessons
go to/start preschool/kindergarten/nursery school
be in the first, second, etc. (NAmE) grade/(especially BrE) year (at school)
study/take/drop history/chemistry/German, etc.
(BrE) leave/finish/drop out of/ (NAmE) quit school
(NAmE) graduate high school/college
Problems at school
be the victim/target of bullying
(BrE) play truant from/ (both BrE, informal) bunk off/skive off school (= not go to school when you should)
(both especially NAmE) skip/cut class/school
(BrE) cheat in/(NAmE) cheat on an exam/a test
get/be given a detention (for doing sth)
be expelled from/be suspended from school
Work and exams
do your homework/(BrE) revision/a project on sth
work on/write/do/submit an essay/a dissertation/a thesis/an assignment/(NAmE) a paper
finish/complete your dissertation/thesis/studies/coursework
hand in/ (NAmE) turn in your homework/essay/assignment/paper
study/prepare/ (BrE) revise/ (NAmE) review/ (NAmE, informal) cram for a test/an exam
take/ (both BrE) do/sit a test/an exam
(especially BrE) mark/ (especially NAmE) grade homework/a test
(BrE) do well in/ (NAmE) do well on/ (informal, especially NAmE) ace a test/an exam
pass/fail/ (informal, especially NAmE) flunk a test/an exam/a class/a course/a subject
apply to/get into/go to/start college/(BrE) university
leave/graduate from law school/college/(BrE) university (with a degree in computer science)
study for/take/ (BrE) do/complete a law degree/a degree in physics
(both NAmE) major/minor in biology/philosophy
earn/receive/be awarded/get/have/hold a master's degree/a bachelor's degree/a PhD in economics

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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