From the Greek words Sophos; meaning
wise, and Moros; meaning
fool, or foolish. Literally, a 'wise fool'.
1. A word used to denote
the stage when a person has gained sufficient
knowledge and/or skill to be of some use to his/her society or community, but is still sufficiently untutored or unskilled to perform wisely or correctly in most situations.
2. The second level of instruction in both secondary and collegiate education.