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secondary school

noun

Simple Definition of secondary school

  • : a school for children between the ages of 11 and 16 or 18

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of secondary school

  1. :  a school intermediate between elementary school and college and usually offering general, technical, vocational, or college-preparatory courses

Examples of secondary school in a sentence

  1. a job that requires at least a secondary school education



1835

First Known Use of secondary school

1835


SECONDARY SCHOOL Defined for Kids

secondary school

noun

Definition of secondary school for Students

  1. :  a school for students above elementary school level and below college level




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