postgraduate

adjective
post·​grad·​u·​ate | \ ˌpōs(t)-ˈgra-jə-wət How to pronounce postgraduate (audio) , -ˌwāt, -ˈgraj-wət \

Definition of postgraduate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or engaged in formal studies after graduation : graduate

postgraduate

noun

Definition of postgraduate (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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 But the challenge to academia extends beyond postgraduate jobs to pregraduate education. Avi Loeb, Scientific American, "Academia after COVID," 10 Oct. 2020 The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame will announce the 12-14 finalists for the award in November with each receiving an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the 2020 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class. Stephen Means, cleveland, "Ohio State football’s Drue Chrisman a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, given to the sport’s best student-athlete," 1 Oct. 2020 In November, the NFF will name 12-14 finalists for the Campbell Trophy, each of whom will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship. oregonlive, "Oregon Ducks safety Brady Breeze among semifinalists for Campbell Trophy," 1 Oct. 2020 Barrett did not receive a Rhodes scholarship, an international postgraduate award that allows students to study at the University of Oxford in London. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "'My bad': Kayleigh McEnany admits error in saying Amy Coney Barrett is a Rhodes scholar," 1 Oct. 2020 Jemila Mohammed, a postgraduate student at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia who worked on the project, says the initial investment in one of these toolboxes is one-fifth the cost of conventional benchtop sequencing machines. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, "Points of Progress: Technology improves water testing, and more," 8 Sep. 2020 She was awarded a postgraduate teacher certification scholarship from the Texas Athletics/College Football Playoff Foundation. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, "Carmel swimmer Claire Adams retires at 21, didn't need Olympics to leave legacy," 13 July 2020 Sharma graduated in photojournalism and documentary photography from the International Center of Photography, New York, in 2013 and has a postgraduate diploma in journalism from the University of Pune. National Geographic, "Smita Sharma," 23 June 2020 It Northward initiative, has deployed its full alumni and professional network to connect each and every graduating senior with a postgraduate opportunity. Michael V. Drake, Fortune, "Universities should support their most vulnerable students to champion education equity," 27 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Ahrens graduated summa cum laude, was a two-time CTCA Scholar All-American and earned an NCAA postgraduate scholarship. Jeff Metcalfe, The Arizona Republic, "Former ASU triathlete Charlotte Ahrens finalist for NCAA Woman of the Year," 15 Oct. 2020 Paris’s prestigious postgraduate school Ecole Normale Superieure was in for a surprise this summer when results of its admission exam for literature came out. Geraldine Amiel, Fortune, "An in-person oral exam at a prestigious school was scrapped—and more women were admitted," 26 Aug. 2020 Oregon’s Justin Herbert won the award, which comes with a $25,000 postgraduate scholarship, last year. oregonlive, "Oregon Ducks safety Brady Breeze among semifinalists for Campbell Trophy," 1 Oct. 2020 Paris’s prestigious postgraduate school Ecole Normale Superieure was in for a surprise this summer when results of its admission exam for literature came out. Geraldine Amiel, Fortune, "An in-person oral exam at a prestigious school was scrapped—and more women were admitted," 26 Aug. 2020 Paris’s prestigious postgraduate school Ecole Normale Superieure was in for a surprise this summer when results of its admission exam for literature came out. Geraldine Amiel, Fortune, "An in-person oral exam at a prestigious school was scrapped—and more women were admitted," 26 Aug. 2020 Paris’s prestigious postgraduate school Ecole Normale Superieure was in for a surprise this summer when results of its admission exam for literature came out. Geraldine Amiel, Fortune, "An in-person oral exam at a prestigious school was scrapped—and more women were admitted," 26 Aug. 2020 Paris’s prestigious postgraduate school Ecole Normale Superieure was in for a surprise this summer when results of its admission exam for literature came out. Geraldine Amiel, Fortune, "An in-person oral exam at a prestigious school was scrapped—and more women were admitted," 26 Aug. 2020 The 28-year-old postgraduate is researching Pakistan’s energy policy at one of the country’s most prestigious universities. The Economist, "Calls waiting The internet is patchy on Pakistan’s north-west frontier," 22 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of postgraduate

Adjective

1858, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Postgraduate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postgraduate. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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postgraduate

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English Language Learners Definition of postgraduate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to studies done after earning a bachelor's degree or other degree

postgraduate

noun

English Language Learners Definition of postgraduate (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly British : a student who continues to study for an advanced degree after earning a bachelor's degree or other first degree : a graduate student

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