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Definition of undergraduate noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

undergraduate

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌʌndərˈɡrædʒuət//
 
(informal undergrad
NAmE//ˈʌndərˌɡræd//
 
)
 
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a college student who is studying for their first degree a first-year undergraduate an undergraduate course/student/degree She teaches physics at undergraduate level. 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. Graduate is usually used with another noun and can describe a person who has completed a first degree at a university or college, or a person who has finished high school:a college graduate a high school graduate A graduate student is a person who has finished a first degree and is doing advanced study or research.
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