Doc'tor of Philos'ophy

1. Also called doctorate. the 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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