honours
honours honours n. A university degree with honors; -- a term used in Great Britain. [Brit.]

Syn: honours degree. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • honours — [ˈɒnəz] noun [plural] a level of university degree that is higher than an ordinary degree …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • honours lists — ➡ honours * * * …   Universalium

  • honours degree — honours de.gree n a British university degree that is above the basic level in one or two particular subjects first/second/third class honours degree joint honours degree (=a degree in two main subjects) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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