intramural

[in-truh-myoor-uhl]
adjective
1.
involving only students at the same school or college: intramural athletics.
2.
within the walls, boundaries, or enclosing units, as of a city, institution, or building. Compare extramural.
3.
Anatomy. being within the substance of a wall, as of an organ.
4.
involving or understood only by members of a single group, profession, etc.: an intramural medical conference.

Origin:
1840–50; intra- + mural

intramurally, adverb

intermural, intramural.
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intramural (ˌɪntrəˈmjʊərəl)
 
adj
1.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) education operating within or involving those in a single establishment
2.  anatomy within the walls of a cavity or hollow organ
 
intra'murally
 
adv

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intramural
1846, lit. "within the walls," from intra- "within" + L. murus "wall." Activity "within the walls" of a city, building, community, institution. Equivalent to L.L. intramuranus.
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Example sentences
It's all about priorities, grand strategies, intramural disputes and lives lost
  with the loss of time.
Seven varsity athletic teams and six intramural sports complement the
  educational experience.
He will rejoin an organization upon which both law enforcers and its own
  intramural warfare have taken a heavy toll.
Club and intramural sports allow all the benefits of sports to accrue at far,
  far, lower costs.
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