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
extramurallyplay \ˌek-strə-ˈmyu̇r-ə-lē\ adverb
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UW-Eau Claire has received an average of $5.5 million annually in extramural grant awards over the past five years to support research, instruction and public service projects, according to the university's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
Dr. Mike Lauer, deputy director for extramural research at the NIH, pointed to several successful trials where minorities were well represented.
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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".
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