Definition of doctoral in English:

doctoral

Syllabification: doc·tor·al
Pronunciation: /ˈdäktərəl
 
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adjective

[attributive]
  • Relating to or designed to achieve a doctorate: a doctoral dissertation
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    • As it turns out, one purpose of my doctoral dissertation is to do exactly that.
    • This book, developed from a doctoral thesis, belongs to the Oxford Historical Monographs series.
    • Chekhov hoped to use the results of his research for his doctoral dissertation.

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