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Definitions for undergraduate
ˌʌn dərˈgrædʒ u ɪt, -ˌeɪtun·der·grad·u·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. undergraduate, undergradnoun

    a university student who has not yet received a first degree


  1. undergraduatenoun

    A student at a university who has not yet received a degree.

  2. undergraduateadjective

    Of, relating to, or being an undergraduate.

    undergraduate studies


  1. undergraduate

    Undergraduate education is education conducted after secondary education and before postgraduate education. It typically includes all postsecondary programs up to the level of a bachelor's degree. For example, in the United States, an entry-level university student is known as an undergraduate, while students of higher degrees are known as graduate students. Upon completion of a number of required and elective courses as part of an undergraduate program, the student would earn the corresponding degree. (In some regions, individual "courses" and the "program" collection are given other terms, such as "units" and "course", respectively.) In some other educational systems, undergraduate education is postsecondary education up to and including the level of a master's degree; this is the case for some science courses in Britain and some medicine courses in Europe.


  1. undergraduate

    An undergraduate is a student who is pursuing a bachelor's degree or associate's degree at a college or university, but has not yet completed or obtained the degree. This is usually the first degree a student receives after high school or secondary school.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Undergraduatenoun

    a member of a university or a college who has not taken his first degree; a student in any school who has not completed his course

  2. Undergraduateadjective

    of or pertaining to an undergraduate, or the body of undergraduates

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Undergraduate

    un-dėr-grad′ū-āt, n. a student who has not taken his first degree.—adj. pertaining to such.—n. Undergrad′uateship.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of undergraduate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of undergraduate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of undergraduate in a Sentence

  1. Junior Jasmine Smith:

    I'm all for building bridges, and I welcome Secretary DeVos to meet me and more undergraduate students ... but not at a commencement speech where it's so one-sided.

  2. John Sloan Dickey:

    There is no more vulnerable human combination than an undergraduate.

  3. Sen O'Faolin:

    It is really the undergraduate who makes a university, gives it its lasting character, smell, feel, quality, tradition ... whose presence creates it and whose memories preserve it.

  4. Steve Balch:

    My quarrel isn’t with people who think diversity, equity and inclusion are good things, my argument and the argument of the NAS is turning them into dogma and then using them to vet faculty members, graduate students, undergraduate students – creating aversive environment in which you feel you have to swear fealty to a particular creed. I think that’s wrong.

  5. Thomas Merton:

    I am willing to admit that some people might live there for years, or even a lifetime, so protected that they never sense the sweet stench of corruption that is all around them -- the keen, thin scent of decay that pervades everything and accuses with a terrible accusation the superficial youthfulness, the abounding undergraduate noise, that fills those ancient buildings.

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