extramural

adjective ex·tra·mu·ral \ ˌek-strə-ˈmyu̇r-əl \

Definition of extramural

1 :existing or functioning outside or beyond the walls, boundaries, or precincts of an organized unit (such as a school or hospital)
2 chiefly British :of, relating to, or taking part in extension courses or facilities

extramurally

play \ˌek-strə-ˈmyu̇r-ə-lē\ adverb

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Extramural contains the Latin extra-, meaning "outside" or "beyond". The walls in extramural are usually those of schools, colleges, and universities, and the word is often seen in phrases like "extramural activities" and "extramural competition", referring to things that involve the world beyond the campus. Some institutions use the term "extramural study" for what others call "distance learning"—that is, teaching and learning by means of Web connections to the classroom and to videos of lectures. Money that flows into universities to support research (from foundations, government institutes, etc.) is usually called "extramural income".

First Known Use of extramural

1854


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extramural

adjective ex·tra·mu·ral \ -ˈmyu̇r-əl \

medical Definition of extramural

:existing or functioning outside or beyond the walls, boundaries, or precincts of an organized unit
  • extramural medical care provided by hospital personnel

extramurally

play \-ə-lē\ adverb

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