doctor's degree

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doc′tor's degree`

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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:'s degree - one of the highest earned academic degrees conferred by a universitydoctor's degree - 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"
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References in classic literature ?
He spent the first forty years of his life in acquiring knowledge, but having failed to obtain his doctor's degree, he returned to the quiet hills of his native province and dedicated his remaining years to composition.
"Or some foreign doctor's degree not recognized by the prejudiced people in England."
'No,' returned Steerforth, 'the advocates are civilians - men who have taken a doctor's degree at college - which is the first reason of my knowing anything about it.
He was awarded the prestigious music doctor's degree, a press release said.