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collegiate

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adjective col·le·giate \kə-ˈlē-jət, -jē-ət\

Simple Definition of collegiate

  • : of or relating to a college or its students

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of collegiate

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a collegiate church

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or comprising a college

  3. 3 :  collegial 2

  4. 4 :  designed for or characteristic of college students

collegiately adverb

Origin of collegiate

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin collegiatus, from Latin collegium


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with collegiate


COLLEGIATE Defined for Kids

collegiate

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adjective col·le·giate \kə-ˈlē-jət\

Definition of collegiate for Students

  1. 1 :  having to do with a college <collegiate studies>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of college students <collegiate humor>




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