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campus Syllabification: cam·pus
Pronunciation: /ˈkampəs/

Definition of campus in English:

noun (plural campuses)

1The grounds and buildings of a university or college: for the first year I had a room on campus
More example sentences
  • It has excellent sporting facilities, college and university campuses and a wide diversity of people and businesses.
  • Most university campuses can boast buildings that architects would put in the category of good design.
  • Heavy episodic drinking on college and university campuses is a widespread phenomenon.
1.1North American The grounds of a school, hospital, or other institution.
Example sentences
  • The city has a fairly good green cover, with a number of rare and ancient trees on various institutional campuses.
  • It was undoubtedly the largest high school campus I had ever seen.


Late 18th century (originally US): from Latin campus 'field' (see camp1).

Words that rhyme with campus

grampus, hippocampus, pampas

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