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Definition of matriculate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    matriculate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//məˈtrɪkjuleɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//məˈtrɪkjuleɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they matriculate
    BrE BrE//məˈtrɪkjuleɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//məˈtrɪkjuleɪt//
     
    he / she / it matriculates
    BrE BrE//məˈtrɪkjuleɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//məˈtrɪkjuleɪts//
     
    past simple matriculated
    BrE BrE//məˈtrɪkjuleɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//məˈtrɪkjuleɪtɪd//
     
    past participle matriculated
    BrE BrE//məˈtrɪkjuleɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//məˈtrɪkjuleɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form matriculating
    BrE BrE//məˈtrɪkjuleɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//məˈtrɪkjuleɪtɪŋ//
     
    Teaching and learning, Exams and degrees
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] (formal) to officially become a student at a university She matriculated in 1995. See related entries: Exams and degrees
  2. 2[intransitive] (South African English) to successfully complete the final year of school See related entries: Teaching and learning
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from medieval Latin matriculat- ‘enrolled’, from the verb matriculare, from late Latin matricula ‘register’, diminutive of Latin matrix.
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