ABD definition

  • noun:
    • an applicant for a doctorate who's got finished most of the demands for degree, eg programs and examinations, apart from the dissertation.
    • a standard take into account Arabic names of people, indicating servant: since, Abdallah, servant of Jesus; Abd-el-Kader, servant associated with Mighty One; Abd-ul-Latif (frequently written Abdullatif or Abdallatif), servant of the Gracious One.
  • initialism:
    • All but dissertation: A description regarding the status of a doctoral student who's got finished all PhD level requirements except the doctoral dissertation.

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