Carnegie unit


Car·​ne·​gie unit
-ȧn- also (ˈ)kär¦negē-,
or -ȧ¦n- or kə(r)ˈn-
: the credit given for the successful completion of a year's study of one subject in a secondary school

called also unit

Word History


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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“Carnegie unit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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