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extramural

[ek-struh-myoo r-uh l] /ˌɛk strəˈmyʊər əl/
adjective
1.
involving representatives of more than one school:
extramural athletics.
2.
outside the walls or boundaries, as of a city or town or a university:
extramural teaching; an extramural church.
Compare intramural (defs 1, 2).
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; extra- + mural. Compare Late Latin extramūrānus, in same sense
Related forms
extramurally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for extramurally

extramural

/ˌɛkstrəˈmjʊərəl/
adjective
1.
connected with but outside the normal courses or programme of a university, college, etc: extramural studies
2.
located beyond the boundaries or walls of a city, castle, etc
Derived Forms
extramurally, adverb
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