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extracurricular

[ek-struh-kuh-rik-yuh-ler] /ˌɛk strə kəˈrɪk yə lər/
adjective
1.
outside the regular curriculum or program of courses:
football, orchestra, and other extracurricular activities.
2.
outside one's regular work, responsibilities, or routine.
3.
Informal. outside the conventional bounds of propriety or ethics:
Does his wife know he has an extracurricular girlfriend?
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; extra- + curricular
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Examples for extra curricular
  • People learn human interaction skills both in extra curricular activities and through group projects.
  • Parents don't decide on curriculum or staffing or extra curricular activities.
  • After school, out-of-school, extra curricular and service learning and mentoring.
  • Many of the children belonging to these families have no extra curricular activities.
British Dictionary definitions for extra curricular

extracurricular

/ˌɛkstrəkəˈrɪkjʊlə/
adjective
1.
taking place outside the normal school timetable extracurricular activities
2.
beyond the regular duties, schedule, etc
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Word Origin and History for extra curricular

extracurricular

adj.

1925, from extra- + curricular (see curriculum).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for extra curricular

extracurricular

adjective

Irregular; irresponsible: not an affair, but an extracurricular fling

[fr the college sense ''outside the academic curriculum'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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