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Graduate vs. Undergraduate

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  • Graduate (noun)

    A person who is recognized by a university as having completed the requirements of a degree studied at the institution.

    "If the government wants graduates to stay in the country they should offer more incentives."

  • Graduate (noun)

    A person who is recognized by a high school as having completed the requirements of a course of study at the school.

  • Graduate (noun)

    A person who is recognized as having completed any level of education.

  • Graduate (noun)

    A graduated (marked) cup or other container, thus fit for measuring.

  • Graduate (adjective)

    graduated, arranged by degrees

  • Graduate (adjective)

    holding an academic degree

  • Graduate (adjective)

    relating to an academic degree

  • Graduate (verb)

    To be recognized by a school or university as having completed the requirements of a degree studied at the institution.

    "The man graduated in 1967."

    "Trisha graduated from college."

  • Graduate (verb)

    To be certified as having earned a degree from; to graduate from (an institution).

    "Trisha graduated college."

  • Graduate (verb)

    To certify (a student) as having earned a degree

    "Indiana University graduated the student."

    "The college graduated him as soon as he was no longer eligible to play under NCAA rules."

  • Graduate (verb)

    To mark (something) with degrees; to divide into regular steps or intervals, as the scale of a thermometer, a scheme of punishment or rewards, etc.

  • Graduate (verb)

    To change gradually.

    "sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz"

  • Graduate (verb)

    To prepare gradually; to arrange, temper, or modify by degrees or to a certain degree; to determine the degrees of.

    "to graduate the heat of an oven"

  • Graduate (verb)

    To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by evaporation, as a fluid.

  • Graduate (verb)

    To taper, as the tail of certain birds.

  • Undergraduate (noun)

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

  • Undergraduate (adjective)

    Of, relating to, or being an undergraduate.

    "After completing my undergraduate studies, I embarked on a career in publishing."

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Graduate

    To mark with degrees; to divide into regular steps, grades, or intervals, as the scale of a thermometer, a scheme of punishment or rewards, etc.

  • Graduate

    To admit or elevate to a certain grade or degree; esp., in a college or university, to admit, at the close of the course, to an honorable standing defined by a diploma; as, he was graduated at Yale College.

  • Graduate

    To prepare gradually; to arrange, temper, or modify by degrees or to a certain degree; to determine the degrees of; as, to graduate the heat of an oven.

  • Graduate

    To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by evaporation, as a fluid.

  • Graduate (verb)

    To pass by degrees; to change gradually; to shade off; as, sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz.

  • Graduate (verb)

    To taper, as the tail of certain birds.

  • Graduate (verb)

    To take a degree in a college or university; to become a graduate; to receive a diploma.

  • Graduate (noun)

    One who has received an academical or professional degree; one who has completed the prescribed course of study in any school or institution of learning.

  • Graduate (noun)

    A graduated cup, tube, flask, or cylinder; a glass measuring container used by apothecaries and chemists. See under Graduated.

  • Graduate (adjective)

    Arranged by successive steps or degrees; graduated.

  • Undergraduate (noun)

    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. Contrasted with graduate student.

  • Undergraduate (adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Graduate (noun)

    a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)

  • Graduate (noun)

    a measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume; a glass container (cup or cylinder or flask) whose sides are marked with or divided into amounts

  • Graduate (verb)

    receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies;

    "She graduated in 1990"

  • Graduate (verb)

    confer an academic degree upon;

    "This school graduates 2,000 students each year"

  • Graduate (verb)

    make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring;

    "calibrate an instrument"

    "graduate a cylinder"

  • Graduate (adjective)

    of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree;

    "graduate courses"

  • Undergraduate (noun)

    a university student who has not yet received a first degree

Princeton's WordNet

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