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free university

Syllabification: free u·ni·ver·si·ty

Definition of free university in English:

noun

A nontraditional educational program of courses often taught by nonprofessionals as an alternative to traditional academic programs, usually offered without prerequisites at low cost or at no cost.
Example sentences
  • López Obrador has built highways, a free university, a hospital, and 16 schools, funding them by raising $1.1 billion in municipal bonds and bank credits.
  • Professor O'Connor is also part of an effort to establish an anarchist free university for the fall.
  • Another danger for free universities is the belief in self-expression.

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