Meaning of assistantship

as•sis•tant•ship

Pronunciation: (u-sis'tunt-ship"), [key]
— n.
  1. a form of financial aid awarded to a student studying for a graduate degree at a college or university in which the student assists a professor, usually in academic or laboratory work.
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