Definition of doctorate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

doctorate

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈdɒktərət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːktərət//
 
Exams and degrees
 
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the highest university degree She's studying for her doctorate. See related entries: Exams and degrees Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from medieval Latin doctoratus ‘made a doctor’.Extra examples He’s completed his doctorate on bees. She’s doing a doctorate in ancient history. The applicants all have doctorates from good universities. a doctorate from Cornell University a doctorate in Business Administration a doctorate of divinity a doctorate on post-colonial development
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