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English definition of “land-grant university”

land-grant university

noun [C]     /ˌlænd.ɡrɑːnt.juː.nɪˈvɜː.sɪ.ti/ US  /ˌlænd.ɡrænt.juː.nɪˈvɝː.sə.t̬i/
in the US, one of a group of universities that receive federal (= national government ) money and that were originally created to educate members of the working classes in subjects relating to agriculture and science
(Definition of land-grant university noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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