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English definition of “college”

college

noun (EDUCATION)    /ˈkɒl.ɪdʒ/ US  /ˈkɑː.lɪdʒ/
A2 [C or U] any place for specialized education after the age of 16 where people study or train to get knowledge and/or skills : a teacher training college a secretarial college a Naval collegeUK a sixth form college She's at art college.Types of school [C or U] US university : You have to go to (= study at) college for many years if you want to be a doctor .University and college education [C] one of the separate and named parts into which some universities are divided : King's College, Cambridge I attended the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University . Cambridge has some very fine old colleges (= college buildings ).University and college education [C] in Britain and Australia , used in the names of some schools for children , especially those where education is paid for: Cheltenham Ladies ' CollegeTypes of school
(Definition of college noun (EDUCATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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