institution of higher learning

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of institution of higher learning

:a college or university

Word by Word Definitions

institution play
  1. : an act of instituting : establishment

  2. : a significant practice, relationship, or organization in a society or culture

  3. : an established organization or corporation (such as a bank or university) especially of a public character

high play higher
  1. : rising or extending upward a great distance : taller than average, usual, or expected

  2. : having a specified height or elevation : tall

  3. : situated or passing above the normal level, surface, base of measurement, or elevation

  1. : at or to a high place, altitude, level, or degree

  2. : well, luxuriously

  1. : an elevated place or region: such as

  2. : hill, knoll

  3. : the space overhead : sky

learning play
  1. : the act or experience of one that learns

  2. : knowledge or skill acquired by instruction or study

  3. : modification of a behavioral tendency by experience (such as exposure to conditioning)


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