extracurricular

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

2a : lying outside one's regular duties or routine

b : extramarital

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extracurricular noun

Examples of extracurricular in a Sentence

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

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Zoey agrees to help with the show for the kind of extracurricular credit that looks good on prestige university applications; Ka-ho is given the choice of helping out or expulsion. Elizabeth Kerr, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Distinction' ('Fei tung faan heung'): Film Review," 27 June 2018 How the universities see themselves Different factors matter to different students, and a student's choice to attend a specific school include financial, academic, extracurricular and personal considerations. Rachel Leingang, azcentral, "Which Arizona university is the best? It depends which rankings you value," 26 June 2018 The scholarships were awarded based on extracurricular participation and contributions to the community. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "Naperville People in the News," 1 June 2018 To participate in extracurricular classes, inmates must have at least a GED diploma and must be free of disciplinary offenses. Bowen West, idahostatesman, "New sentences: Creative writing program allows Idaho inmates to find their voices | Idaho Statesman," 9 May 2018 Restricting field trips, extracurricular and after-school trips is projected to save another $1.5 million. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "Amid $45 million budget crisis, IPS options could include teacher layoffs," 25 Apr. 2018 The common ground in shared school and extracurricular experiences became the social glue as my son grew. Stephanie Feuer, Good Housekeeping, "What It's Like Raising My Son As An “Older” Mom," 3 Nov. 2017 Fostering diversity includes consideration of many characteristics of Temple applicants, including academic achievement, extracurricular activities, ethnicity, race, gender, socioeconomic status and life experience, among other aspects. Susan Snyder, Philly.com, "Will Trump administration's directive on race-based admissions have impact on colleges locally?," 3 July 2018 Allen advised other students to get involved with sports and extracurricular activities. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Poway High valedictorian, salutatorian reflect on high school careers," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of extracurricular

1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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extracurricular

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of extracurricular

—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

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

Kids Definition of extracurricular

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

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