external degree

noun

: a degree conferred on a student who has not attended the university but has passed the qualifying examination

Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of external degree was in 1928

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“External degree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/external%20degree. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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