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doc·tor·ate

 (dŏk′tər-ĭt)
n.
The degree or status of a doctor as conferred by a university.

doctorate

(ˈdɒktərɪt; -trɪt)
n
(Education) the highest academic degree in any field of knowledge. Also called: doctor's degree

doc′tor's degree`


n.
1. any of several academic degrees of the highest rank awarded by universities and some colleges, as the Ph.D. or Ed.D., or an honorary degree, as the LL.D.
2. a degree awarded to a graduate of a school of medicine, dentistry, or veterinary science.

doctorate

The academic degree of doctor, as awarded by a college or university.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doctorate - one of the highest earned academic degrees conferred by a universitydoctorate - one of the highest earned academic degrees conferred by a university
academic degree, degree - an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study; "he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude"
DMD, Doctor of Dental Medicine - a doctor's degree in dental medicine
DDS, Doctor of Dental Surgery - a doctor's degree in dental surgery
DD, Doctor of Divinity - a doctor's degree in religion
DEd, Doctor of Education, EdD - a doctor's degree in education
Doctor of Medicine, MD - a doctor's degree in medicine
DMus, Doctor of Music, MusD - a doctor's degree in music
AMusD, Doctor of Musical Arts - a doctor's degree in musical arts
Doctor of Optometry, OD - a doctor's degree in optometry
Doctor of Osteopathy, DO - doctor's degree in osteopathy
D.A., Doctor of Arts - a doctor's degree with a special disciplinary focus
Doctor of Philosophy - a doctorate awarded for original contributions to knowledge
Doctor of Public Health, DPH - a doctor's degree in preventive medicine
Doctor of Theology, ThD - a doctor's degree in theology
Doctor of Sacred Theology, STD - a doctor's degree in theology; "STD is from the Latin Sanctae Theologiae Doctor"
Translations
دَرَجَة ``دكتوراه''
doktorát
doktorgrad
doktorátus
doktorsgráîa
doktorát

doctorate

[ˈdɒktərɪt] Ndoctorado m DEGREE

doctorate

[ˈdɒktərət] ndoctorat m

doctorate

nDoktorwürde f; doctorate in science/philosophyDoktor(titel) min Naturwissenschaften/Philosophie; to gain one’s doctoratedie Doktorwürde verliehen bekommen; to take one’s doctorateseinen Doktor machen; he’s still doing his doctorateer sitzt immer noch an seiner Doktorarbeit

doctorate

[ˈdɒktrɪt] ndottorato di ricerca

doctor

(ˈdoktə) noun
(often abbreviated to Dr when written in titles).
1. a person who is trained to treat ill people. Doctor Davidson; You should call the doctor if you are ill; I'll have to go to the doctor.
2. a person who has gained the highest university degree in any subject.
verb
1. to interfere with; to add something to (usually alcohol or drugs). Someone had doctored her drink.
2. to treat with medicine etc. I'm doctoring my cold with aspirin.
ˈdoctorate (-rət) noun
the degree of Doctor.
References in classic literature ?
He spoke with scorn of Cambridge where he had taken his degree and with horror of the life which awaited him when, having taken his doctorate in Heidelberg, he must return to England and a pedagogic career.
Not so, good Doctor Byles," answered Sir William Howe; "if mirth were a crime, you had never gained your doctorate in divinity.
The comparisons presented in Table 5 and Figure 5 overestimate the differences between those with earned doctorates and those whose occupation is university professor because the occupation variable does not distinguish between those with and without a doctorate.
OPERA superstar Bryn Terfel is to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Bangor University for his contribution to music.
CIMA chief executive Charles Tilley has been presented with an honorary doctorate from BPP University College, London, in recognition of his services to the accounting profession.
Now, more than 40 years later he has achieved a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Teesside University after five years' part-time study.
BROADCASTER Eamon Dunphy has revealed how he turned down the offer of an honorary doctorate from an unnamed college because he "didn't feel I deserved it".
MECCA, Mar 21, 2011 (TUR) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is visiting Saudi Arabia, was awarded with the title of honorary doctorate by the Ummul-Quraa University in Mecca on Monday.
Postgraduation plans of new doctorate recipients are examined from 2004 to 2009, a period that includes the recent economic decline.
A FORMER top Welsh civil servant was given an honorary doctorate yesterday in recognition of his lifetime of public service.
Dubai A doctorate in law, accredited recently by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, will be the first such programme offered by a police academy in the Arab world.
Summary: SIDON: MP Bahia Hariri received an honorary doctorate in Law from the University of Dundee in Scotland last week, and became the first Arab woman to obtain the title.