state university

noun

Definition of state university

  1. :  a university maintained and administered by one of the states of the U.S. as part of the state public educational system

1785

First Known Use of state university

1785


STATE UNIVERSITY Defined for English Language Learners

state university

noun

Definition of state university for English Language Learners

  • : a university that is owned and run by one of the states of the U.S. as part of the state's public educational system


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