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extension courses

noun
1.
(in many universities and colleges) a program for persons not regularly enrolled as students, frequently provided through evening classes or classes in off-campus centers, or by correspondence.
Origin of extension courses
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • Now we have extension courses in economical cooking for adult women as a war measure.

  • It sent out a corps of instructors to carry on extension courses.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • The university which has extension courses in time of peace naturally has war extension courses.

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