Abi·​tur | \ ˌä-bi-ˈtu̇r How to pronounce Abitur (audio) \

Definition of Abitur

: an examination that students in Germany are required to pass in order to be eligible to attend a university Women take a different route to underemployment. Their problem is not education: they make up a majority of those who pass the Abitur as well as of university students.The Economist, 11 Mar. 2010

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First Known Use of Abitur

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Abitur

borrowed from German, borrowed from Latin abitūrus “about to depart, one who is going to depart,” future participle of abīre “to go off, depart, pass on”

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“Abitur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abitur. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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