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Definitions for Doctorate
ˈdɒk tər ɪtdoc·tor·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doctor's degree, doctoratenoun

    one of the highest earned academic degrees conferred by a university


  1. doctoratenoun

    The highest degree awarded by a university faculty.


  1. Doctorate

    A doctorate (from Latin docere, "to teach"), doctor's degree (from Latin doctor, "teacher"), or doctoral degree is an academic degree awarded by universities and some other educational institutions, derived from the ancient formalism licentia docendi ("licence to teach"). In most countries, a research degree qualifies the holder to teach at university level in the degree's field or work in a specific profession. There are a number of doctoral degrees; the most common is the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), awarded in many different fields, ranging from the humanities to scientific disciplines. In the United States and some other countries, there are also some types of technical or professional degrees that include "doctor" in their name and are classified as a doctorate in some of those countries. Professional doctorates historically came about to meet the needs of practitioners in a variety of disciplines. Many universities also award honorary doctorates to individuals deemed worthy of special recognition, either for scholarly work or other contributions to the university or society.


  1. doctorate

    A doctorate is the highest degree awarded by a university or other approved educational organization, usually after completion of an extended program of study, research, and a dissertation in a specific field of knowledge such as literature, social sciences, sciences, or professional fields. It signifies that the recipient has acquired profound knowledge and expertise in their chosen domain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Doctoratenoun

    the degree, title, or rank, of a doctor

  2. Doctorateverb

    to make (one) a doctor

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. doctorat.]


  1. Doctorate

    A doctorate is an academic degree or professional degree that, in most countries, qualifies the holder to teach at the university level in the specific field of his or her degree, or to work in a specific profession. In some countries, the highest degree in a given field is called a terminal degree, although this is by no means universal, practice varies from country to country, and a distinction is sometimes made between terminal professional degrees and terminal research degrees. The term doctorate comes from the Latin docere, meaning "to teach." The "licentiate" degree shortened from the full Latin title licentia docendi, means "teaching licence".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Doctorate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Doctorate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Doctorate in a Sentence

  1. Kathleen Wisser:

    Come back for a masters, come back for a doctorate, and become a nurse educator so we can continue the quality education.

  2. Charlie Sifford:

    Charlie Sifford also received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland for Charlie Sifford career as a pioneer. Charlie Sifford often attended the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone, not far from Charlie Sifford home in Ohio. During an interview with the AP in 2000, Charlie Sifford said Charlie Sifford was proud of the role in played in making the PGA Tour accessible to blacks.'' If I hadn't acted like a professional when they sent me out, if I did something crazy, there would never be any blacks playing.

  3. Charles Elachi:

    Of course with a doctorate in plasma physics, Claudia Alexander technical credentials were solid, but Claudia Alexander also had a special understanding of how scientific discovery affects us all, and how our greatest achievements are the result of teamwork, which came easily to Claudia Alexander.

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