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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
PhD \PhD\, PhD \Ph.D.\n. [Abbrfev. from L., Philosophae Doctor.]
A scholastic degree awarded for study beyond college; the
Doctorate degree in Philosophy. In America it is usually
based on at least 3 years graduate study and a dissertation;
the doctorate is the highest degree awarded by a graduate
school, and is awarded in other fields, such as Doctor of
Arts. The Ph.D. is broadly applicable, as in most fields of
science and technology; -- the term philosophy being derived
from an earlier label for experimental science as Natural
Syn: Doctor of Philosophy.
[WordNet 1.5 + PJC]
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