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extension courses

(in many universities and colleges) a program for persons not regularly enrolled as students, frequently provided through evening classes or classes in off-campus centers, or by correspondence.
Origin of extension courses
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It sent out a corps of instructors to carry on extension courses.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • The university which has extension courses in time of peace naturally has war extension courses.

  • Now we have extension courses in economical cooking for adult women as a war measure.

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