postgraduate

adjective
post·​grad·​u·​ate | \ˌpōs(t)-ˈgra-jə-wət, -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

After graduating from Orlando's Edgewater High School in 2017, Simons reclassified to 2018 and enrolled at the IMG Academy for a year of postgraduate development. Geoffrey C. Arnold, OregonLive.com, "Ex-Trail Blazer Ime Udoka a possible finalist for Detroit Pistons head coach position: Report," 5 June 2018 To pay the bills, her English mother worked as a secretary by day and at night typed postgraduate doctoral theses for students. Tara John/london, Time, "How Britain's 'Diva of Divorce' Wins Bumper Payouts for Spouses of the Super-Rich," 15 Mar. 2018 The most underappreciated is King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, an English-language, postgraduate school built about a decade ago that is essentially trying to become the MIT of the Middle East. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "Why Silicon Valley investors just can’t quit Saudi money," 25 Oct. 2018 The Rhodes scholarships finance up to four years of postgraduate study at Oxford. Richard PÉrez-peÑa, New York Times, "Rhodes Scholarships Go Global as Students From Anywhere Now Qualify," 19 Feb. 2018 Americans with postgraduate degrees overwhelmingly vote Democratic. The Economist, "The L wordWho is a Democrat?," 12 July 2018 That map says a lot about the dispersal of postgraduate Chinese immigrants across the country—in each of these cities Chen has teamed up with former schoolmates, many of whom are hanging on to their day jobs. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "All hail Hunanese dry hot pot at Sizzling Pot King," 5 July 2018 As dean, Mosqueda will oversee more than 4,150 full-time and voluntary faculty members who educate 800 medical students and 1,000 others pursuing graduate and postgraduate degrees. Susan Abram, Washington Post, "First Female Dean ‘A Sea Of Change’ At USC’s Scandal-Plagued Medical School," 20 June 2018 The figure for those with postgraduate degrees is 45%. The Economist, "Occupational licensing blunts competition and boosts inequality," 17 Feb. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

So, applying her postgraduate degree in sports marketing from USC, Hill established the California State Games in San Diego, and she’s been spearheading it ever since. Glae Thien, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego's Cal State Games turning 30," 12 July 2018 To attract the most highly skilled, Mr Piñera announced a new visa for postgraduates from the world’s top 200 universities. The Economist, "Chile gives immigrants a wary welcome," 12 Apr. 2018 Becoming a doctor takes a four-year undergraduate degree, a four-year postgraduate degree, and then a multi-year medical residency. The Economist, "Occupational licensing blunts competition and boosts inequality," 17 Feb. 2018 The Kennedy Memorial Trust, established by the British government, awards scholarships for British postgraduates attending either Harvard or M.I.T. Julie Miller, HWD, "The Crown: What Really Happened When Queen Elizabeth Met John and Jackie Kennedy," 8 Dec. 2017 In China, 1,086 North Korean postgraduates studied in 2015, the last year for which official data are available, according to a Chinese Ministry of Education publication, up from 354 in 2009. Alastair Gale, WSJ, "Behind North Korea’s Nuclear Advance: Scientists Who Bring Technology Home," 6 Sep. 2017 Around the same time in Illinois, a young postgraduate sociology student at the University of Chicago named Paul Campisi saw growing unease in the Italian-American community. David A. Taylor, Smithsonian, "During World War II, the U.S. Saw Italian-Americans as a Threat to Homeland Security," 2 Feb. 2017 Around the same time in Illinois, a young postgraduate sociology student at the University of Chicago named Paul Campisi saw growing unease in the Italian-American community. David A. Taylor, Smithsonian, "During World War II, the U.S. Saw Italian-Americans as a Threat to Homeland Security," 2 Feb. 2017 Murray Hill, long known as a go-to rental area for postgraduates, is going through some growing pains. Kaya Laterman, New York Times, "New High-End Rentals and Condos Coming to Murray Hill," 10 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of postgraduate

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1858, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1877, in the meaning defined above

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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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