Carnegie unit

noun Car·ne·gie unit \ˈkärnəgē-, -ȧn- also (ˈ)kär¦negē-, or -ȧ¦n- or kə(r)ˈn-\

Definition of Carnegie unit

  1. :  the credit given for the successful completion of a year's study of one subject in a secondary school —called also unit

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Origin and Etymology of carnegie unit

so called from the fact that it was first defined by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, founded by Andrew Carnegie

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