Graduate vs Undergraduate - What's the difference?
Graduate is an antonym of undergraduate.
As nouns the difference between graduate and undergraduate
is that graduate
) a person who is recognized by a university as having completed the requirements of a degree studied at the institution while undergraduate
is a student at a university who has not yet received a degree.
As adjectives the difference between graduate and undergraduate
is that graduate
is graduated, arranged by degrees while undergraduate
is of, relating to, or being an undergraduate.
As a verb graduate
is (ergative) to be recognized by a school or university as having completed the requirements of a degree studied at the institution see note on “from” usage.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(senseid) A person who is recognized by a university as having completed the requirements of a degree studied at the institution.
(US, Canada) A person who is recognized by a high school as having completed the requirements of a course of study at the school.
A graduated (marked) cup or other container, thus fit for measuring.
- If the government wants graduates to stay in the country they should offer more incentives .
* (person recognized for having finished studies) student, drop-out
* (person recognized by school) (l), (l), (l)
graduated, arranged by degrees
holding an academic degree
relating to an academic degree
(ergative) To be recognized by a school or university as having completed the requirements of a degree studied at the institution. See note on “from” usage.
- The man graduated in 1967.
- Trisha graduated from college.
To certify (a student) as having earned a degree
- Trisha graduated college.
- Indiana University graduated the student.
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.
To change gradually.
- The college graduated him as soon as he was no longer eligible to play under NCAA rules.
To prepare gradually; to arrange, temper, or modify by degrees or to a certain degree; to determine the degrees of.
- sandstone which graduates''' into gneiss; carnelian sometimes '''graduates into quartz
- to graduate the heat of an oven
(chemistry) To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by evaporation, as a fluid.
To taper, as the tail of certain birds.
- Dyers advance and graduate their colours with salts.
In the sense “to complete studies”, the preposition “from” is often used, but may be dropped in informal speech, as in “I just graduated' ''from'' college” vs. (informal) “I just ' graduated college”. This varies between speakers, and some speakers consider “from” required, marking “I graduated college” as incorrect or uneducated.
Note also that the subject and object can switch between the school and the student: “I graduated' [from] Indiana University last year” vs. “Indiana University ' graduated me last year”.
A student at a university who has not yet received a degree.
Of, relating to, or being an undergraduate.
- undergraduate studies
* pregraduate (unusual)
* (student) graduate