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"extracurricular" in British English

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extracurricularadjective

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

"extracurricular" in American English

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extracurricularadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌek·strə·kəˈrɪk·jə·lər/
(of ​activities or ​subjects) not ​part of the ​usualschool or ​collegecourse: Popular extracurricular ​activitiesincludepottery, ​chess, ​choir, ​tennis, and ​swimming.
(Definition of extracurricular from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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