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 His father first approached Flynn in May 2017, telling her that his son was interested in getting a postgraduate degree at USC. Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times, 13 Oct. 2021 Data from UConn’s Center for Career Development show that 84% of 2020 graduates were either fully employed or enrolled in a postgraduate education program, indicating that graduating students fared reasonably well given the circumstances. Seamus Mcavoy, courant.com, 21 Sep. 2021 Launched in 2017, founders Patrick Short, Charlotte Guzzo and William Jones met while studying postgraduate genomics at Cambridge University. Alison Coleman, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 Stories set in the Ivory Tower are often understood to be insular and low-stakes, with little to offer anyone who doesn’t possess a postgraduate degree. Judy Berman, Time, 19 Aug. 2021 McDougle Technical Institute Preparatory is a private postgraduate academy that specializes in college and career preparation. Emmett Hall, sun-sentinel.com, 2 Sep. 2021 Many have noticed that Bishop Sycamore plays a lot of postgraduate players. oregonlive, 31 Aug. 2021 Why would such an one come to teach at BYU after a truly distinguished postgraduate experience that might well have taken him to virtually any university in America? The Salt Lake Tribune, 23 Aug. 2021 Briefly stated, a master’s degree is a postgraduate degree that demonstrates a person’s advanced knowledge in a specific area of specialty. Dallas News, 15 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun One postgraduate student at HKU has reported at least two faculty members to the tip line, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. Timothy Mclaughlin, The Atlantic, 5 June 2021 Originally from the United Kingdom, Humphrey first went to China as a 23-year-old postgraduate student. James Griffiths, CNN, 13 Dec. 2020 Ahrens graduated summa cum laude, was a two-time CTCA Scholar All-American and earned an NCAA postgraduate scholarship. Jeff Metcalfe, The Arizona Republic, 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, 26 Aug. 2020 Oregon’s Justin Herbert won the award, which comes with a $25,000 postgraduate scholarship, last year. oregonlive, 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, 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, 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, 26 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 24 Oct. 2021.

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postgraduate

adjective

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)

: 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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