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It would be suicide in the American academy to show too early an interest beyond your doctoral specialization: charges of everything from charlatanry to ambition would be levied and tenure denied. I've seen this first-hand.
Tony Judt

Meaning of "doctoral" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DOCTORAL

doctoral  [ˈdɒktərəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DOCTORAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Doctoral is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DOCTORAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

doctoral

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. While the structure of U.S. doctoral programs is more formal and complex than in some other systems, the research doctorate is not awarded for the preliminary advanced study that leads to doctoral candidacy, but rather for successfully completing and defending the independent research presented in the form of the doctoral dissertation. Several first-professional degrees use the term “doctor” in their title, such as the Juris Doctor and the US version of the Doctor of Medicine, but these degrees do not universally contain an independent research component or always require a dissertation and should not be confused with Ph.D./D.Phil./Ed.D./D.Ed degrees or other research doctorates. In fact, many universities offer Ph.D./D.Phil. followed by a professional doctorate degree or joint Ph.D./D.Phil. with the professional degree: e.g. Ph.D./D.Phil. in law after J.D. or equivalent in physical therapy after DPT, in pharmacy after DPharm.

Definition of doctoral in the English dictionary

The definition of doctoral in the dictionary is of or relating to a person who has been awarded a higher academic degree in any field of knowledge. Other definition of doctoral is of or relating to a person licensed to practise medicine.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DOCTORAL


bilateral
baɪˈlætərəl
collateral
kɒˈlætərəl
contralateral
ˌkɒntrəˈlætərəl
dorsolateral
ˌdɔːsəʊˈlætərəl
electoral
ɪˈlɛktərəl
enteral
ˈentərəl
lateral
ˈlætərəl
literal
ˈlɪtərəl
littoral
ˈlɪtərəl
multilateral
ˌmʌltɪˈlætərəl
parenteral
pæˈrɛntərəl
pastoral
ˈpɑːstərəl
pectoral
ˈpɛktərəl
postdoctoral
pəʊstˈdɒktərəl
predoctoral
priːˈdɒktərəl
protectoral
prəˈtɛktərəl
rectoral
ˈrɛktərəl
sectoral
ˈsektərəl
sphincteral
ˈsfɪŋktərəl
unilateral
ˌjuːnɪˈlætərəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DOCTORAL

doctor
Doctor Martens
Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of the Church
Doctor´s Commons
doctor´s degree
doctoral dissertation
doctoral thesis
doctorand
doctorate
doctoress
doctorial
doctoring
doctorless
doctorly
doctorship
doctrinaire
doctrinairism
doctrinal
doctrinal theology

WORDS THAT END LIKE DOCTORAL

amoral
Balmoral
choral
circumlittoral
coral
corporal
femoral
floral
immoral
inspectoral
mayoral
midlittoral
moral
oral
postoral
preceptoral
restoral
sublittoral
temporal
unpastoral

Synonyms and antonyms of doctoral in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «doctoral» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DOCTORAL

Find out the translation of doctoral to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of doctoral from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «doctoral» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

博士
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

doctoral
570 millions of speakers

English

doctoral
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

डॉक्टरेट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الدكتوراه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

докторская
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

doutorado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ডক্টরেট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

doctorat
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Doktor
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Doktor
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

博士の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

박사
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Doctoral
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiến sĩ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முனைவர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डॉक्टरेटल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

doktora
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dottorato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

doktoranckie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

докторська
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de doctorat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διδακτορικού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

doktorale
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

doctoral
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

doktorgrads
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of doctoral

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DOCTORAL»

The term «doctoral» is very widely used and occupies the 17.408 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DOCTORAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about doctoral

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5 QUOTES WITH «DOCTORAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word doctoral.
1
Derek Bok
Doctoral training is devoted almost entirely to learning to do research, even though most Ph.Ds who enter academic life spend far more time teaching than they do conducting experiments or writing books.
2
Danny Danon
Abbas is on his way to becoming a professor of terrorism. After denying the Holocaust in his doctoral thesis, he now claims that Hamas is not a terrorist organization.
3
Kurt Huber
You have stripped from me the rank and privileges of the professorship and the doctoral degree which I earned, and you have set me at the level of the lowest criminal.
4
Tony Judt
It would be suicide in the American academy to show too early an interest beyond your doctoral specialization: charges of everything from charlatanry to ambition would be levied and tenure denied. I've seen this first-hand.
5
Barbara W. Tuchman
If I had taken a doctoral degree, it would have stifled any writing capacity.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DOCTORAL»

Discover the use of doctoral in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to doctoral and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Writing the Doctoral Dissertation: A Systematic Approach
Provides an overview of the doctoral dissertation management approach and offers guidance for selecting a topic and planning and writing the dissertation
Gordon Bitter Davis, Clyde Alvin Parker, 1997
2
How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation
Offers practical advice on the technical and psychological problems of planning and presenting a doctoral thesis
David Sternberg, 1981
3
The Doctoral Examination Process: A Handbook for Students, ...
This text provides students, supervisors and examiners with constructive ways of understanding the PhD examination, preparing for and undertaking it.
Penny Tinkler, Carolyn Jackson, 2004
4
Helping Doctoral Students Write: Pedagogies for Supervision
Whole sections in academic catalogues and entire shelves in bookshops are now devoted to a new kind of self-help book – the how-to-write-your-dissertation manual. These invite doctoral researchers to buy advice from experienced scholars ...
Barbara Kamler, Pat Thomson, 2006
5
Writing Your Doctoral Dissertation: Invisible Rules for Success
Provides practical tips and examples from real life for doctoral students who may not be aware of the problems and pitfalls of writing a doctoral dissertation.
Rita S. Brause, 2012
6
A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors
This handbook will assist new and experienced supervisors to respond to these changes.
Stan Taylor, Nigel Beasley, 2005
7
On Becoming a Scholar: Socialization and Development in ...
This book comprehensively critiques existing models and views of doctoral student socialization, and offers a new model that incorporates concepts of identity development, adult learning, and epistemological development.
Susan K. Gardner, Pilar Mendoza, 2012
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Obsessed with the Doctoral Theses: What is the Supervision ...
This book introduces explicitly all the phases of graduating as a doctor, reveals the personal matters concerning doctoral theses, and concretizes the pedagogy of supervising doctoral theses.
Kaarina Määttä, 2012
9
Doctoral Study in Contemporary Higher Education
Howard Green is Chair of the UK Council for Graduate Education and the Modern Universities Research group.
Green, 2005
10
Doctoral Education in Social Work
This is essential reading for anyone interested in or already working towards a social work doctorate, and for faculty and directors of schools of social work determined to understand and shape the future of doctoral education in social ...
Jeane W. Anastas, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DOCTORAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term doctoral is used in the context of the following news items.
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New home, new doctoral program for Gulf Coast campus
“Currently, there is only one doctoral social work program in Mississippi,” says Buttell. “Offering the doctorate in social work will allow ... «News from Tulane, Jul 15»
2
Carnegie Mellon to offer students added support in pursuing …
MUMBAI: Outstanding science, math, and engineering students from India will have additional support in pursuing doctoral degrees at ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
3
USU doctoral students pursuing data project to help student progress
A Utah State University professor and three doctoral students have been pursuing a project involving Big Data, a collaborative effort to amass a ... «The Herald Journal, Jul 15»
4
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
The Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra seeks to appoint a Post-Doctoral Fellow to work with Professor ... «The Conversation AU, Jul 15»
5
UNC doctoral candidate looks to change perception of sharks
When you look at the numbers, the risk for shark attacks is still exceptionally low,” said Suzannah Evans, a doctoral candidate at the UNC ... «WNCN, Jul 15»
6
Hood College proposes first doctoral program
FREDERICK, Md. -- Professors at Hood College say a new doctoral ... of the 236 alumni polled thought Hood should offer a doctoral program. «WHAG, Jul 15»
7
From scavenging to doctoral dreams: An inspiring journey of Sunil …
“Even if 100 people from my community of scavengers exit from this inhumane occupation and move towards a dignified life, I will feel my efforts ... «TwoCircles.net, Jul 15»
8
KSBB notifies recruitment
Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) has invited applications for recruitment of 6 posts of Doctoral and Post Doctoral Fellowships. «India Today, Jun 15»
9
Public Policy Doctoral Students Honored With Teaching Awards
Nathan Kemper and Britni Ayers, both doctoral students in public policy at the University of Arkansas, were recently honored with teaching ... «University of Arkansas Newswire, Jun 15»
10
Concordia-Chicago and MEMSPA Enter Doctoral Program Partnership
Doctoral degree candidates will take part in a blended learning experience, with approximately half of the courses offered online and half ... «Patch.com, Jun 15»

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