in·​ter·​col·​le·​giate | \ ˌin-tər-kə-ˈlē-jət How to pronounce intercollegiate (audio) , -jē-ət \

Definition of intercollegiate

: existing, carried on, or participating in activities between colleges intercollegiate athletics

Examples of intercollegiate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Medal of Honor is the conference’s most exclusive award and was the first of its kind in intercollegiate athletics to recognize academic and athletic excellence. Pat Stoetzer,, 3 June 2021 The University of Fort Lauderdale, which is located in Lauderhill, will compete in 14 intercollegiate sports with plans to expand to 22 sports in the coming years. Omar Kelly,, 26 Apr. 2021 And the deeply entrenched sexism in intercollegiate sports means that male athletes are treated with red-carpet fanfare, and women are treated as second-class citizens. Maggie Mertens, The Atlantic, 1 Apr. 2021 While no one’s idea of an intercollegiate athletics powerhouse today, or even then, the school was a founding member of the conference 50 years earlier, and the Maroons for a time were force. Phil Rosenthal,, 8 Mar. 2021 Monmouth resumed intercollegiate competition in spring sports earlier this month and intends to offer a full season of all athletics. Kevin Bessler, Washington Examiner, 30 Mar. 2021 Walter Beyers, the first executive director of the NCAA, fought to get intercollegiate sports exempted from Title IX regulation. Ann Pegoraro, The Conversation, 24 Mar. 2021 The athletic director oversees 21 intercollegiate sports, involving more than 600 student-athletes and a 190-person staff. Norma Gonzalez, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Mar. 2021 For the 300 teams in our analysis that were recently cut, 2018-19 federal data for each intercollegiate program indicates more than 5,400 athletes were members of those teams each year. Janet Lawrence, The Conversation, 3 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of intercollegiate

circa 1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intercollegiate was circa 1874

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15 Jun 2021

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“Intercollegiate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of intercollegiate

chiefly US : involving or involved in competition between colleges

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