Meaning of Doctor of Philosophy

Doc'tor of Philos'ophy

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  1. Also calledthe highest degree awarded by a graduate school, usually to a person who has completed at least three years of graduate study and a dissertation approved by a board of professors.
  2. a person who has been awarded this degree. Abbr.: Ph.D.
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