campus

[kam-puhs]
noun, plural campuses.
1.
the grounds, often including the buildings, of a college, university, or school.
2.
a college or university: The large influx of older students radically changed many campuses throughout the country.
3.
a division of a university that has its own grounds, buildings, and faculty but is administratively joined to the rest of the university.
4.
the world of higher education: Foundation grants have had a marked effect on the character of the American campus.
5.
a large, usually suburban, landscaped business or industrial site.

Origin:
1765–75, Americanism; < Latin: flat place, field, plain

intercampus, adjective
noncampus, adjective
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campus (ˈkæmpəs)
 
n , pl -puses
1.  the grounds and buildings of a university
2.  chiefly (US) the outside area of a college, university, etc
 
[C18: from Latin: field]

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campus
"college grounds," 1774, from L. campus "a field," probably properly "an expanse surrounded" (by woods, higher ground, etc.), from PIE *kampos "a corner, cove," from base *kamp- "to bend" (cf. Lith. kampus "corner," Pol. kepa "island in a river"). First used in college sense at Princeton.
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The school occupies modern buildings on the sprawling, low-rise university
  campus.
The school is based in a group of four buildings on the university campus.
Nim also made trips to the university's campus for language training sessions,
  which he apparently disliked.
The visitors find a fantasia of airborne and seaborne creatures in a habitat
  about the size of a small college campus.
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