from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An academic degree conferred by a college or university upon those who complete at least one year of prescribed study beyond the bachelor's degree.
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- n. A postgraduate degree which aims to assist students in developing a mastery for a particular academic field or profession.
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- n. an academic degree higher than a bachelor's degree but lower than a doctor's degree
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