Term:college

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OVERVIEW OF NOUN COLLEGE

1) college: the body of faculty and students of a college

2) college: an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university

3) college: British slang for prison

4) college: a complex of buildings in which an institution of higher education is housed

noun college has 4 sense(s) (first 1 from tagged texts)


college (Wikipedia)
This article is about educational colleges. For other uses, see College (disambiguation).

A college (Latin: collegium) is an educational institution or a constituent part of one. Usage of the word college varies in English-speaking nations. A college may be a degree-awarding tertiary educational institution, a part of a collegiate university, or an institution offering vocational education.

In the United States and Italy, "college" formally refers to a constituent part of a university, but generally "college" and "university" are used interchangeably, whereas in Oceania and South Asia "college" may refer to a secondary or high school, a college of further education, a training institution that awards trade qualifications, or a constituent part of a university. (See this comparison of British and American English educational terminology for further information.)

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