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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ee-groh-tat, ee-groh-tat]
    • /ˈi groʊˌtæt, iˈgroʊ tæt/
    • /iː.ˈɡrəʊ.tæt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ee-groh-tat, ee-groh-tat]
    • /ˈi groʊˌtæt, iˈgroʊ tæt/

Definitions of aegrotat word

  • noun aegrotat (in British and certain other universities, and, sometimes, schools) a certificate allowing a candidate to pass an examination although he has missed all or part of it through illness 3
  • noun aegrotat a degree or other qualification obtained in such circumstances 3
  • noun aegrotat an unclassified degree granted a university student who has fulfilled all requirements for graduation but was prevented by illness from attending the final examinations. 1
  • noun aegrotat A certificate indicating that a student is ill, excusing attendance at lectures and examinations and allowing courses to be passed without finishing the work. 1
  • noun aegrotat An unclassified degree awarded to such a student. 0

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Origin of aegrotat

First appearance:

before 1860
One of the 29% newest English words
1860-65; < Latin aegrōtat literally, he is sick (present 3rd singular of aegrōtāre), equivalent to aegrōt(us) sick (aeg(e)r sick + -ōtus adj. suffix) + -at 3rd singular ending

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aegrotat popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 50% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 66% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

aegrotat usage trend in Literature

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