community college

community college
com'munity .college
1.) a ↑secondary school in the UK that students from the local area can go to, and which also has classes for adults
2.) a college in the US that students can go to for two years in order to learn a skill or prepare for university

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  • community college — ☆ community college n. a junior college established to serve a certain community and sometimes supported in part by it, often emphasizing career, rather than academic, programs …   English World dictionary

  • Community college — For the station in Boston, see Community College (MBTA station). Pasadena City College (PCC) A community college is a type of educational institution. The term can have different meanings in different countries. Contents …   Wikipedia

  • community college — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms community college : singular community college plural community colleges 1) in the UK, a secondary school that the local community can use for classes in the evening 2) in the US, a college that offers students …   English dictionary

  • community college — noun a) An educational institution providing college education granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates degrees, but not higher level degrees. The name derives from the fact that community colleges primarily attract and accept students… …   Wiktionary

  • community college — com munity ,college noun count * 1. ) in the U.S., a college that offers students a two year course of study and does not provide them a place to live. Community colleges are often partly paid for by the government. ─ compare JUNIOR COLLEGE 2. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • community college — noun a nonresidential junior college offering a curriculum fitted to the needs of the community (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑junior college …   Useful english dictionary

  • community college — a nonresidential junior college established to serve a specific community and typically supported in part by local government funds. [1945 50, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • community college — noun (C, U) a college in the US that students can go to for two years in order to learn a skill or to prepare for university; junior college …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • community college — noun Date: 1948 a 2 year government supported college that offers an associate degree …   New Collegiate Dictionary