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verb ma·tric·u·late \mə-ˈtri-kyə-ˌlāt\

: to become a student at a school and especially in a college or university


Full Definition of MATRICULATE

transitive verb
:  to enroll as a member of a body and especially of a college or university
intransitive verb
:  to become matriculated
ma·tric·u·lant \-lənt\ noun
ma·tric·u·la·tion \-ˌtri-kyə-ˈlā-shən\ noun


  1. <the college matriculated 1000 students for the fall semester>


Medieval Latin matriculatus, past participle of matriculare, from Late Latin matricula public roll, diminutive of matric-, matrix list, from Latin, breeding female
First Known Use: 1577

Other Education Terms

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


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