from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A graduate of a school or college.
- n. Informal A student studying for a graduate degree, such as a PhD.
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- n. Short form of graduate.
- n. Short form of graduation.
- abbr. gradian
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In petrography, in the quantitative system of classification (1902) (see rock), a division of igneous rocks lower than the subrang.
- n. A graduate.
- n. An abbreviation of the Latin gradatim, by degrees.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one-hundredth of a right angle
- n. a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
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Paul and I still have what we call grad school furniture: a cat-hair covered Ikea couch, my futon from before we lived together, his dead grandfather's recliner, my mom's old dinette set.
| Reply this made me laugh. i had to take several linguistics courses in grad school and never had a clue what to write for my papers that were supposed to be on “my field of interest.” my field of interest felt so distant from linguistics!
I wrote this and this back in grad school, for a Christmas skit that never was.
The long academic selection process that runs a decade or more (time in grad school + pre-tenure positions) effectively weeds out anyone who won't follow the prevailing winds of academia.
Another reason that macro does not work in grad school is that studying macro is like studying polio -- the serious problem of long-term macroeconomic distress has been eradicated.
Thanks for your comments about depression in grad school.
They gave me first prize when I was in grad school; the next winner could be you!
One of my best friends in grad school was a Mormon, too.
Getting the first one done in grad school taught me I could do it.
Of course this standard shouldn't hold in grad school.