Meaning of predoctoral in English:

predoctoral

Pronunciation /priːˈdɒkt(ə)rəl/ /priːˈdɒkt(ə)r(ə)l/

adjective

US
  • Of, relating to, or designating research or other academic work preparatory to the award of a doctorate; (of a person) engaged in work of this kind.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in The American Economic Review. From pre- + doctoral.