Definition of extracurricular in English:

extracurricular

Syllabification: ex·tra·cur·ric·u·lar
Pronunciation: /ˌekstrəkəˈrikyələr
 
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adjective

  • 1(Of an activity at a school or college) pursued in addition to the normal course of study: extracurricular activities include sports, drama, music, chess
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    • In addition to her extra-curricular activities at school, she is the president of the Dawson Community Group Conferencing Society and was a founding board member of the Dawson City Arts Society.
    • Studies could include maths, English, science, a language, a humanities subject, some vocational study plus extra-curricular activities to be introduced in 2010.
    • The programme is a part both of the curriculum elective courses and of the extra-curricular activities of the students, for which they receive grades.
  • 1.1often • humorous Outside the normal routine, especially that provided by a job or marriage: Harriet’s extracurricular sweetheart
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    • But since I made public my extra-curricular activities with that woman who shall remain nameless, I have kept to the straight and narrow.
    • It looks like common sense to be sure my partner and I can fulfill each other's sexual needs. Otherwise, someone is likely to go extra-curricular... and there goes the marriage
    • Those tips can be useful reminders, especially if you're the kind of person who plans so many extra-curricular activities that you hardly see your partner unless you schedule a rendezvous.

Derivatives

extracurricularly

adverb
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  • She also thinks it's important for people to get involved extra-curricularly.
  • Such a network would, perhaps, enhance communication on several levels: academically, extracurricularly, culturally, and socially.
  • He's been quite busy extracurricularly of late.

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