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correspondence school

noun
1.
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
1885-1890
1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for correspondence-school

correspondence school

noun
1.
an educational institution that offers tuition (correspondence courses) by post
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