Definitions

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

  • adjective Of, relating to, or pursuing advanced study after graduation from high school or college.
  • noun One who is engaged in postgraduate study.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Belonging or relating to or prosecuting a course of study pursued after graduation: as, postgraduate lectures; a postgraduate course of study; a postgraduate student.
  • noun A graduate; one studying after graduation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or designating, the studies pursued after graduation, esp., after receiving the bachelor's degree at a college; graduate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US, Australia, New Zealand A person continuing to study in a field after having successfully completed a degree course.
  • adjective Those studies which take place after having successfully completed a degree course.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree
  • noun a student who continues studies after graduation

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Examples

  • But postgraduate is actually better established than these pre - words.

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  • Because postgraduate is so often used interchangeably with graduate, it would be unrealistic to insist that the two must be different and that postgraduate means what you and I think it does (what it should!).

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  • Because postgraduate is so often used interchangeably with graduate, it would be unrealistic to insist that the two must be different and that postgraduate means what you and I think it does (what it should!).

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  • But postgraduate is actually better established than these pre - words.

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  • I also recall my visits to the ranch in the years of 1958 and 1959, a postgraduate from the Soviet Union, a Jack London student of Moscow State University and UC-Berkeley, together with Vice-Chancellor of the University James Hart and famous literary scholar Franklin Walker.

    THE HOUSE OF HAPPY WALLS

  • It is possible to register as a one-year or one-term postgraduate student not reading for a degree.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Baudrillard reminds me of a very dark period in my life called my postgraduate year.

    Lest we forget

  • Baudrillard reminds me of a very dark period in my life called my postgraduate year.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • It is important to note that in the past school term, 1,506 teachers took some kind of postgraduate course.

    OPENING OF THE 1980-82 SCHOOL TERM

  • Here we saw the Bishop and a number of novice priests receiving instruction, taking, I imagine, a kind of postgraduate course.

    Travels in the Far East

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