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Noun: academic degree  ,a-ku'de-mik di'gree
  1. An award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study
    "he earned his academic degree at Princeton summa cum laude";
    - degree

Derived forms: academic degrees

Type of: accolade, award, honor [US], honour [Brit, Cdn], laurels

Encyclopedia: Academic degree