Double first
Double first Dou"ble first` (Eng. Universities) (a) A degree of the first class both in classics and mathematics. (b) One who gains at examinations the highest honor both in the classics and the mathematics. --Beaconsfield. [1913 Webster]

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  • double first — n [C usually singular] a British university degree in which a student reaches the highest standard in two subjects …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • double first — noun count BRITISH a university degree in which you have studied two subjects and have received the highest grade for both subjects …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • double first — noun a first class honours degree in two subjects • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain • Hypernyms: ↑first, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • double first — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms double first : singular double first plural double firsts British a university degree in which you have studied two subjects and have received the highest mark for both subjects …   English dictionary

  • double first —  First class degree in two subjects …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • double first — Brit. Univ. 1. a first in two subjects. 2. a student who earns a first in two subjects. * * * …   Universalium

  • double first — noun Brit. a university degree with first class honours in two subjects or examinations …   English new terms dictionary

  • double first — /dʌbəl ˈfɜst/ (say dubuhl ferst) noun 1. first class honours degree at a university, gained in two subjects. 2. someone who has achieved this …   Australian English dictionary

  • double first — n. one who excells in two subject in university; person who obtains top degree in two subjects (in U.K.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • double first — noun (C) a British university degree in which a student reaches the highest standard in two subjects …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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