extracurricular


ex·tra·cur·ric·u·lar

adjective \ˌek-strə-kə-ˈri-kyə-lər\

—used to describe extra activities (such as sports) that can be done by the students in a school but that are not part of the regular schedule of classes

Full Definition of EXTRACURRICULAR

1
:  not falling within the scope of a regular curriculum; specifically :  of or relating to officially or semiofficially approved and usually organized student activities (as athletics) connected with school and usually carrying no academic credit <extracurricular sports>
2
a :  lying outside one's regular duties or routine
b :  extramarital
extracurricular noun

Examples of EXTRACURRICULAR

  1. <hired a private detective to investigate her husband's extracurricular activities>

First Known Use of EXTRACURRICULAR

1925

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

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