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Carnegie unit

noun, Education.
a standardized unit of measurement for evaluating courses in secondary schools in terms of college entrance requirements, representing one year's study in any subject, that subject having been taught for a minimum of 120 classroom hours to qualify.
Origin of Carnegie unit
after the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where it was developed Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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