First class degree

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Definition

a degree: a qualification, diploma given to a student who has completed a course of study at university
noun

a first class degree, a 'first' (UK): the top classification for a course of university study
noun

a 2:1 (UK): the second-best classification for a course of university study
noun

a 2:2 (UK): the third-best classification for a course of university study
noun

Examples

  • "Well we don't use that system in Britain, but I can tell you that I graduated top of my class in Oxford, with a first class degree."

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