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Line breaks: col|le¦gi|ate
Pronunciation: /kəˈliːdʒ(ɪ)ət

Definition of collegiate in English:


1Belonging or relating to a college or its students: collegiate life
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  • This is an opportunity for all collegiate students to meet and socialize with one another.
  • Even collegiate education will be provided and students will be guided until they find a job, says Parikrama.
  • Convey's father was a collegiate basketball player and later a coach.
2British (Of a university) composed of different colleges: the Oxford collegiate system
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  • In a collegiate university, of which Cambridge and Oxford are the major examples, there is a further complication.
  • For his parents there is the comfort of knowing he is protected to an extent within Oxford's collegiate system.
  • This lower figure though is in part due to the collegiate nature of the University.


late Middle English: from late Latin collegiatus, from collegium 'partnership' (see college).



Example sentences
  • A native of Mullens, West Virginia, D' Antoni played collegiately at Marshall University and graduated as the school's career assist leader in 1973.
  • Murray developed her skills as a youth playing in suburban Washington D.C., went on to star collegiately at Seton Hall University, and was a finalist in 1999 for both the Hermann Trophy and the Missouri Athletic Club Award.
  • After a year of swimming collegiately, I stopped swimming at age 18, but after five years away from the pool and a lot of soul searching, I started training again in 1998.

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