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correspondence school

a school operating on a system in which study materials and tests are mailed to the students, who in turn mail their work back to the school for grading.
Origin of correspondence school
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I knew this correspondence-school business had become a mighty profitable game—makes suburban real-estate look like two cents!

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • And so I now see that my bright dream of a correspondence-school post-graduate course cannot be realized.

    The Perfect Gentleman Ralph Bergengren
British Dictionary definitions for correspondence-school

correspondence school

an educational institution that offers tuition (correspondence courses) by post
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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