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adult education

a program of noncredit courses for adults regardless of previous education, offered typically by a university extension or institute.
Also called continued education, continuing education.
Origin of adult education
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The lodge members became interested in a State-wide program of adult education, and began a lending library of non-fiction books.

    North Dakota Various
  • adult education as a supplementary form of instruction was considered an integral part of the educational process.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

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