predoctoral

adjective
pre·​doc·​tor·​al | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈdäk-t(ə-)rəl How to pronounce predoctoral (audio) \

Definition of predoctoral

: of, relating to, or engaged in academic study leading to the doctoral degree

Examples of predoctoral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2018, the department secured funding for a predoctoral fellowship to help a student with less exposure to Latin and Greek enter the Ph.D. program. New York Times, 2 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of predoctoral

1937, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Predoctoral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/predoctoral. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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