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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation Philosophiae Doctor (Doctor of Philosophy)

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An abbreviation of the Latin (Middle Latin or New Latin) Philosophiæ Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy.
  • noun An abbreviation of the Latin Philologiæ Doctor, Doctor of Philology.

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  • abbreviation Alternative form of Ph.D..

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  • noun a doctorate usually based on at least 3 years graduate study and a dissertation; the highest degree awarded graduate study
  • noun a doctorate usually based on at least 3 years graduate study and a dissertation; the highest degree awarded graduate study

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