Definition of extramural adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌekstrəˈmjʊərəl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌekstrəˈmjʊrəl//
    [usually before noun] Study routes
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  1. 1(British English) arranged by a university, college, etc. for people who only study part-time extramural education/studies/departments see also extension (7) See related entries: Study routes
  2. 2(formal) happening or existing outside or separate from a place, an organization, etc. The hospital provides extramural care to patients who do not need to be admitted.
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent. (in sense (2)): from Latin extra muros ‘outside the walls’ + -al.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: extramural