Higher Education


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Mar 20, 2007
Toronto, Canada
A. = Adjective ADV. = Adverb IDM. = Idiom N. = Noun V. = Verb
  • apprenticeship = N. training in an art or a trade
    • This word is also sometimes used to describe educational training programs, common in Europe and much of the world, in which young people learn their profession through on-the-job training in companies and organizations. Often this includes one or two days a week of in-class training. This kind of education is uncommon in the United States.

  • to be funded = V. to be paid for, to supply the money for

  • a degree = N. a title given by a university

  • facilities = N. services or conveniences

  • to major = V. to specialize in (a particular academic field)

  • a major = N. the main field of study in which a university student specializes

  • to minor= V. to have a secondary specialization in (a particular academic field)

  • a minor = N. the secondary field of study in which a student specializes

  • to stand for = V. to be the short form of, to represent, to mean

  • terminology = N. specialized words or expressions used in a particular field, activity, job, science, etc.

  • to transfer = V. 1) to change schools 2) to move from one place to another said of people or things

  • B.A. = N. Bachelor of Arts, an undergraduate degree in a humanities-related subject

  • B.S. = N. Bachelor of Science, an undergraduate degree in a science-related subject

  • master's = N. the graduate degree after a bachelor's and before a Ph.D. There are also different kinds of master's, including M.A. (Master of Arts), M.S. (Master of Science), M.B.A. (Master in Business Administration), etc.

  • Ph.D. - N. doctorate, highest graduate degree Although Ph.D. stands for Doctor of Philosophy, it is commonly used to refer to a doctorate in any field.
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