Definition of Doctor of Philosophy in English:

Doctor of Philosophy

Syllabification: Doc·tor of Phi·los·o·phy
(abbreviation: Ph.D.)

noun

  • 1A doctorate in any discipline except medicine, or sometimes theology.
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    • For one, we do not require our faculty to have a PhD or even a masters degree.
    • Originally obtaining a natural sciences degree Gordon went on to obtain a PhD before turning to medicine.
    • Parveen got a Doctor of Philosophy in Medicinal Chemistry from the Regional Engineering College, Tiruchi.
  • 1.1A person holding a Doctor of Philosophy degree.
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    • Besides there is a large concentration of PhDs and masters degree holders.
    • With all the Law degrees and PhDs on the documentary subcommittee, one would think the slightest degree of fair and original thinking might shine through.
    • Meteorologists and PhDs in math and economics helped analyze and model the vast amounts of data that Enron used in its trading operations.

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