Meaning of ABD in English

ABD

n.

Pronunciation: ˌ ā -( ˌ )b ē - ' d ē

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural ABDs also ABD's

Etymology: a ll b ut d issertation

Date: 1965

: a doctoral candidate who has completed required courses and examinations but not a dissertation

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.