Carnegie unit

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

Definition of Carnegie unit

: the credit given for the successful completion of a year's study of one subject in a secondary school

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History and Etymology for 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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“Carnegie unit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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