postgraduate

1 of 2

adjective

post·​grad·​u·​ate ˌpōs(t)-ˈgra-jə-wət How to pronounce postgraduate (audio)
-ˌwāt,
-ˈgraj-wət
: of, relating to, or engaged in formal studies after graduation : graduate

postgraduate

2 of 2

noun

: a student continuing formal education after graduation from high school or college

Examples of postgraduate in a Sentence

Adjective After college, she spent her first postgraduate year studying abroad.
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
By Luke Jostins, a postgraduate student working on the genetic basis of complex autoimmune diseases. Guest Blogger, Discover Magazine, 16 Apr. 2012 At the same time, Ms. Hager showed a postgraduate appetite for media ventures on her terms. Matt Flegenheimer, New York Times, 21 Dec. 2022
Noun
But after a postgraduate year at a prep school in Connecticut, Maryland coach John Tillman expressed interest, and DeMaio joined Anthony with the Terps. Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 26 Apr. 2024 Kaia Shah, 23, a postgraduate researcher who has acted as a spokesperson for the encampment, said demonstrators got notice Tuesday from a university liaison that the encampment was unlawful and that students who continued to occupy the space could face suspension or expulsion. Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for postgraduate 

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1858, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postgraduate was in 1858

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“Postgraduate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postgraduate. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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postgraduate

1 of 2 adjective
post·​grad·​u·​ate (ˈ)pōst-ˈgraj-(ə-)wət How to pronounce postgraduate (audio)
-ə-ˌwāt
: of, relating to, or engaged in formal studies after graduation : graduate entry 2 sense 2

postgraduate

2 of 2 noun
: a student continuing his or her education after graduation

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