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

 

undergraduate

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌʌndəˈɡrædʒuət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌndərˈɡrædʒuət//
 
University life, University people
 
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a university or college student who is studying for their first degree a first-year undergraduate an undergraduate course/student/degree She teaches physics at undergraduate level. during her undergraduate years at the University of California memoirs of his undergraduate career at the University of Toronto More Aboutstudents A student is a person who is studying at a school, college, university, etc. An undergraduate is a student who is studying for their first degree at a university or college. In British English, a graduate is a person who has completed a first degree at a university or college. In North American English graduate is usually used with another noun and can also apply to a person who has finished high school:a high school graduate a graduate student. A postgraduate is a person who has finished a first degree and is doing advanced study or research. This is the usual term in British English, but it is formal in North American English and graduate student is usually used instead. See related entries: University life, University people
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