Definition of doctoral in English:

doctoral

adjective

  • [attributive] Relating to or designed to achieve a doctorate.

    ‘a doctoral dissertation’
    • ‘My doctoral dissertation was on the topic of the value of saving lives.’
    • ‘She also supervised the doctoral dissertations of more than 20 students.’
    • ‘This book, developed from a doctoral thesis, belongs to the Oxford Historical Monographs series.’
    • ‘Paul returned to Paris briefly to defend his doctoral thesis in October 1930, and then went back to Hamburg.’
    • ‘In 1929 Wittgenstein returned to Cambridge where he submitted the Tractatus as his doctoral thesis.’
    • ‘He completed work on his doctoral thesis and was awarded a Ph.D. in 1945.’
    • ‘As it turns out, one purpose of my doctoral dissertation is to do exactly that.’
    • ‘I am doing my doctoral dissertation on the art and practice of hand knitting for women.’
    • ‘He was the supervisor of 39 doctoral dissertations and over 500 master's theses.’
    • ‘Chekhov hoped to use the results of his research for his doctoral dissertation.’
    • ‘His doctoral thesis, and all his earlier publications, concerned applications of analysis to mechanics.’
    • ‘This larger study subsequently became the subject of my doctoral thesis.’
    • ‘His doctoral thesis, submitted to the University of Nancy, was on continuity of functions of a complex variable.’
    • ‘He studied at the University of Berlin under Planck, writing his doctoral dissertation in 1897.’
    • ‘His first class doctoral thesis was on the place of sacrifice in the Ibo religion.’
    • ‘I told her she had just done two-thirds of a doctoral dissertation.’
    • ‘After submitting his doctoral thesis to Columbia University, he was awarded his Ph.D. in 1954.’
    • ‘This book began as a doctoral dissertation, a genre predicated on solitary effort.’
    • ‘The present article is in part based on material drawn from my doctoral dissertation.’
    • ‘Research proposals submitted for a Masters or doctoral thesis will not be accepted.’

Pronunciation:

doctoral

/ˈdäkt(ə)rəl/