Definition of community college in English:

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community college

Pronunciation: /kəˈmyo͞onədē ˈkälij/


chiefly North American A nonresidential junior college offering courses to people living in a particular area.
Example sentences
  • Chloe would be attending university in the fall, and Liam would be going to El Camino, a community college in the area.
  • I continued taking classes at the community college in the county where we lived.
  • An accounting professor at a Minnesota community college has her students study the federal budget.

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Syllabification: com·mu·ni·ty col·lege

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