college ( colleges plural )
1 n-var; n-in-names A college is an institution where students study after they have left school.
Their daughter Joanna is doing business studies at a local college..., He is now a professor of economics at Western New England College in Springfield, Massachusetts.
2 n-count A college is one of the institutions which some British universities are divided into.
oft in names after n
He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford.
3 n-count; n-in-names At some universities in the United States, colleges are divisions which offer degrees in particular subjects.
...a professor at the University of Florida College of Law.
4 n-in-names College is used in Britain in the names of some secondary schools which charge fees. In 1854, Cheltenham Ladies' College became the first girls' public school.
community college ( community colleges plural ) A community college is a local college where students from the surrounding area can take courses in practical or academic subjects.
Theelectoral college is the system that is used in the United States in presidential elections. The electors in the electoral college act as representatives for each state, and they elect the president and vice-president.
(AM) n-sing the N
technical college ( technical colleges plural ) In Britain, a technical college is a college where you can study arts and technical subjects, often as part of the qualifications and training required for a particular job. n-var oft in names
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