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matriculate

Line breaks: ma¦tricu|late
Pronunciation: /məˈtrɪkjʊleɪt
 
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Definition of matriculate in English:

verb

1 [no object] Be enrolled at a college or university: they had recently matriculated as undergraduates at Jesus College
More example sentences
  • Under the plan, all undergraduates entering Tulane University will matriculate through a single undergraduate college.
  • After graduating from University College, he matriculated at Trinity College Cambridge in 1871.
  • After matriculating, he enrolled in Arts at Sydney University in 1948.
1.1 [with object] Admit (a student) to membership of a college or university: he was matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford
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  • The first classes were held in 1996 and the first matriculated students were admitted in the fall of 1998.
  • Perhaps he should have attended a school that matriculated students whose course of study included history, basic comprehension, and English language.
  • That fall, I went to college, at a college that had only matriculated its second co-ed class.
1.2South African Pass the final school-leaving examination: a total of 123 boys and girls who matriculated last year were registered with his department
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  • This is a request for everyone who matriculated from Hudson Park High School in 1994 to contact me in connection with the 10-year matric reunion this year.
  • In 1963, the first group of students matriculated from the high school.
  • If a learner has no mark in any of these three categories, he won't matriculate even if he gets full marks in the final exam.
2 [with object] Heraldry , Scottish Record (arms) in an official register: the arms have been matriculated by the Lord Lyon King of Arms in Edinburgh

noun

Pronunciation: /məˈtrɪkjʊlət
 
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chiefly Indian Back to top  
A person who has matriculated.
Example sentences
  • Just 15 and not yet a matriculate, she is teaching pre-school children how to read and write.

Origin

late 16th century: from medieval Latin matriculat- 'enrolled', from the verb matriculare, from late Latin matricula 'register', diminutive of Latin matrix.

Derivatives

matriculant

1
noun (South African )
Example sentences
  • In total, 440 267 matriculants sat the exam compared with 511 474 in 1999.
  • The survey highlighted the lack of relevant information on the country's labour market available to matriculants contemplating careers.
  • Turning to the job market for matriculants, he said his department was concerned about access to employment and opportunities for further study.

Words that rhyme with matriculate

articulate, gesticulate

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