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higher education

noun
1.
education beyond high school, specifically that provided by colleges and graduate schools, and professional schools.
Also called higher learning.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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British Dictionary definitions for higher-education

higher education

noun
1.
education and training at colleges, universities, polytechnics, etc
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