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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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|Noun||1.||doctor'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"
Doctor of Philosophy - a doctorate awarded for original contributions to knowledge
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