postdoctoral

adjective post·doc·tor·al \ ˌpōs(t)-ˈdäk-t(ə-)rəl , ˈpōst-ˌdäk- \
variants: or less commonly postdoctorate play \ˌpōs(t)-ˈdäk-t(ə-)rət, ˈpōst-ˌdäk-\
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of postdoctoral

: being beyond the doctoral level:
a : of or relating to advanced academic or professional work beyond a doctor's degree
  • a postdoctoral fellowship
b : engaged in such work
  • postdoctoral scholars

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First Known Use of postdoctoral

1929


POSTDOCTORAL Defined for English Language Learners

postdoctoral

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Definition of postdoctoral for English Language Learners

  • : relating to work that is done after a PhD has been completed


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