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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.

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. 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.

  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. Kathleen Wisser:

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

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