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[koh-ej-oo-key-shuh n] /ˌkoʊ ɛdʒ ʊˈkeɪ ʃən/
the joint education of both sexes at the same institution and in the same classes.
Origin of coeducation
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55; co- + education Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • coeducation is urged or deplored largely on the ground of belief in the differing abilities of the sexes.

    How to Teach George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
  • She also taught the boys to patch and darn, and later asked for coeducation.

    Susan B. Anthony Alma Lutz
  • The effect of this coeducation of the sexes was in the highest degree salutary, impurity among women being unknown in Sparta.

    History of Education Levi Seeley
  • One condition has to be imposed, if coeducation is not to268 entail any dangers.

  • We have coeducation in our schools; boys and girls work side by side and study and recite together.

  • But a suspension of coeducation in the United States is not to be considered.

  • This experiment in coeducation during the plastic age of youth has not even been undertaken by France.

  • Let me say also that when I speak of coeducation I speak of what I know.

    My Discovery of England Stephen Leacock
  • A reaction was bound to follow, and we do not hear so much now about "sex initiation" and coeducation.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
  • coeducation in schools and colleges is better than segregation.

    Public Speaking Clarence Stratton
British Dictionary definitions for coeducation


instruction in schools, colleges, etc, attended by both sexes
Derived Forms
coeducational, adjective
coeducationally, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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