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a. A person who is licensed to practice medicine and has trained at a school of medicine or a school of osteopathic medicine; a physician.
b. Any of certain other healthcare professionals, such as a dentist, optometrist, chiropractor, podiatrist, or veterinarian.
2. A practitioner of alternative medicine or folk medicine who does not have traditional medical credentials.
a. A person who has earned the highest academic degree, usually a PhD, awarded by a college or university in a specified discipline.
b. A person awarded an honorary degree by a college or university.
4. Abbr. Dr. Used as a title and form of address for a person holding the degree of doctor.
5. Roman Catholic Church An eminent theologian.
6. A rig or device contrived for remedying an emergency situation or for doing a special task.
v. doc·tored, doc·tor·ing, doc·tors
1. Informal To give medical treatment to: "[He] does more than practice medicine. He doctors people. There's a difference" (Charles Kuralt).
2. To repair, especially in a makeshift manner; rig.
a. To falsify or change in such a way as to make favorable to oneself: doctored the evidence.
b. To add ingredients so as to improve or conceal the taste, appearance, or quality of: doctor the soup with a dash of sherry.
c. To alter or modify for a specific end: doctored my standard speech for the small-town audience.
d. Baseball To deface or apply a substance to (the ball) in violation of the rules in order to throw a pitch with extraordinary movement: was ejected because he doctored the ball with a piece of sandpaper.
v.intr. Informal
To practice medicine.

[Middle English, an expert, authority, from Old French docteur, from Latin doctor, teacher, from docēre, to teach; see dek- in Indo-European roots.]

doc′tor·al (dŏk′tə-rəl, dŏk-tôr′əl) adj.
doc′tor·ly adj.
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Adj.1.doctoral - of or relating to a doctor or doctorate; "doctoral dissertation"; "doctorial candidates"


A. ADJdoctoral
B. CPD doctoral dissertation N (US) = doctoral thesis doctoral thesis N (Brit) → tesis f inv doctoral


[ˈdɒktərəl] adj [thesis, research] → doctoral(e); [student, degree] → de doctorat
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And mark," he expounded further, in a curiously doctoral tone - "you are in all your limbs hateful: your eyes are hateful and your mouth is hateful, and your hair is hateful, and your body is cold and vicious like a snake - and altogether you are perdition.
He paused a moment, then said with a doctoral air: "Self-restraint is everything in life, you know.
The University of Southampton has just received a 20% increase in funding to support doctoral training in physical sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics over the next five years.
Not surprisingly, respondents viewed their doctoral preparation as important in developing the broad range of skills needed to be high-quality educators and enhance the profession through published research.
Ian Williamson, charter member of PhD Project's Management Doctoral Association (MDSA), will become the pro-vice chancellor and dean of commerce at University of Wellington's Victoria Business School.
The profession of dental hygiene (DH), in contrast to other health professions and disciplines, has not established doctoral programs in the United States to prepare their graduates to engage in discipline-specific research, education, and practice.
The 2014 Survey of Earned Doctorates reports the highest number (54,070) of doctoral degrees conferred by US institutions (from 1957 to 2014) (National Science Foundation, 2014).
ISLAMABAD -- A team of Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan headed by its Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed visited Aix Marseille Graduate School of Management (AMGSM) in France where a number of Pakistani scholars are pursuing their doctoral degrees.
Nevertheless, the delivery of doctoral programmes in line with the Salzburg Principles has been left unattended, hindering mobility of students, graduates.
In 1973 there were 227,000 doctoral scientists and engineers employed in the United States.
Doctoral students working in health research are increasingly affected by these budget cuts.

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