- doctorate doc‧tor‧ate [ˈdɒktrt ǁ ˈdɑːk-] noun [countable]the highest university degree:
• Goodwin earned her doctorate in political science from Harvard in 1978.
• an honorary doctorate from Oxford University
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Doctorate — Doc tor*ate, n. [Cf. F. doctorat.] The degree, title, or rank, of a doctor. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Doctorate — Doc tor*ate, v. t. To make (one) a doctor. [1913 Webster] He was bred . . . in Oxford and there doctorated. Fuller. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
doctorate — (n.) degree of a doctor, 1670s; see DOCTOR (Cf. doctor) + ATE (Cf. ate) (1) … Etymology dictionary
doctorate — ► NOUN ▪ the highest degree awarded by a university faculty … English terms dictionary
doctorate — [däk΄tərit] n. [ML doctoratus] 1. any degree at the highest level awarded by universities, either as an indication of the successful completion of academic study, as Doctor of Philosophy, or as an honorary degree and title, as Doctor of Laws:… … English World dictionary
Doctorate — Aquatint of a Doctor of Divinity at the University of Oxford, in the scarlet and black academic robes corresponding to his position. From Rudolph Ackermann s History of Oxford, 1814. A doctorate is an academic degree or professional degree that… … Wikipedia
doctorate — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ honorary ▪ engineering, music, etc. VERB + DOCTORATE ▪ do, study for, take … Collocations dictionary
doctorate — n. 1) to award, grant a doctorate 2) to earn a doctorate 3) an earned (AE); honorary doctorate 4) a doctorate in (a doctorate in physics) * * * [ dɒkt(ə)reɪt] grant a doctorate honorary doctorate to award to earn a doctorate an earned (AE) … Combinatory dictionary
doctorate — UK [ˈdɒkt(ə)rət] / US [ˈdɑktərət] noun [countable] Word forms doctorate : singular doctorate plural doctorates the highest qualification given by a university He was awarded a doctorate in mathematics … English dictionary
doctorate — doc|tor|ate [ˈdɔktərıt US ˈda:k ] n a university degree of the highest level doctorate in ▪ She received her doctorate in history in 1998 … Dictionary of contemporary English