extracurricular

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adjective ex·tra·cur·ric·u·lar \ ˌek-strə-kə-ˈri-kyə-lər \

Definition of extracurricular

1 :not falling within the scope of a regular curriculum; specifically :of or relating to officially or semiofficially approved and usually organized student activities (such as athletics) connected with school and usually carrying no academic credit
  • extracurricular sports
2 a :lying outside one's regular duties or routine

extracurricular

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Examples of extracurricular in a Sentence

  1. hired a private detective to investigate her husband's extracurricular activities

Recent Examples of extracurricular from the Web

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First Known Use of extracurricular

1925

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EXTRACURRICULAR Defined for English Language Learners

extracurricular

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Definition of extracurricular for English Language Learners

  • —used to describe extra activities (such as sports) that can be done by the students in a school but that are not part of the regular schedule of classes


EXTRACURRICULAR Defined for Kids

extracurricular

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adjective ex·tra·cur·ric·u·lar \ ˌek-strə-kə-ˈri-kyə-lər \

Definition of extracurricular for Students

:relating to activities (as athletics) that are offered by a school but are not part of the course of study


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