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[en-rohl-muh nt] /ɛnˈroʊl mənt/
the act or process of enrolling.
the state of being enrolled.
the number of persons enrolled, as for a course or in a school.
Origin of enrollment
1525-35; enroll + -ment
Related forms
preenrollment, noun
reenrollment, noun
superenrollment, noun Unabridged
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  • While enrolment might be considered large, participation and contribution is much smaller.
  • Lessons are open to all, but prior enrolment as a club member offers priority for bookings and reduced rates.
  • Written informed consent must be obtained from the subject prior to enrolment.
  • And the region's overall enrolment rates conceal huge local disparities.
  • Publishing data on school budgets reduced the misuse of funds and increased enrolment.
  • Secondary school enrolment rates have grown rapidly across the developing world.
  • So the government may opt for voluntary measures such as auto-enrolment, with the right to impose compulsory saving if they fail.
  • Faculty are paid extra for work on customised programmes, but not for teaching open-enrolment courses.
  • enrolment is stagnant and baptisms are down slightly.
  • Advocates argued that this showed that microcredit helped increase school enrolment.
British Dictionary definitions for enrolment


the act of enrolling or state of being enrolled
a list of people enrolled
the total number of people enrolled
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Word Origin and History for enrolment



also enrolment, mid-15c., from Anglo-French enrollement, from Middle French enrollement, from Old French enroller "record in a register" (see enroll).

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