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college

 noun: Higher education institutions topic
1 [countable, uncountable] (often in names) (in Britain) a place where students go to study or to receive training after they have left school a college of further education (= providing education and training for people over 16) a secretarial college the Royal College of Art a college course/library/student She's at college. 2 [countable, uncountable] (often in names) (in the US) a university where students can study for a degree after they have left school Carleton College a college campus/student a private college He got interested in politics when he was in college. She's away at college in California. He's hoping to go to college next year. 3 [countable, uncountable] (Canadian English) a place where you can study for higher or more specialist qualifications after you finish high school4 [countable, uncountable] one of the separate institutions that some British universities, such as Oxford and Cambridge, are divided into King’s College, Cambridge a tour of Oxford colleges Most students live in college. 5 (in the US) one of the main divisions of some large universities The history department is part of the College of Arts and Sciences. 6 [countable + singular or plural verb] the teachers and/or students of a college

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