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extracurricularadjective

uk   /ˌek.strə.kəˈrɪk.jə.lər/ us   /ˌek.strə.kəˈrɪk.jə.lɚ/
An extracurricular activity or subject is not part of the usual school or college course.
humorous used to refer to something a person does secretly or unofficially and not within their normal work or relationship, especially a sexual relationship: He detailed the future president's extracurricular activities while governor.
(Definition of extracurricular from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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extracurricularadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˌek·strə·kəˈrɪk·jə·lər/
(of activities or subjects) not part of the usual school or college course: Popular extracurricular activities include pottery, chess, choir, tennis, and swimming.
(Definition of extracurricular from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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