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[ek-struh-myoo r-uh l] /ˌɛk strəˈmyʊər əl/
involving representatives of more than one school:
extramural athletics.
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 of extramural
1850-55; extra- + mural. Compare Late Latin extramūrānus, in same sense
Related forms
extramurally, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for extramural
Historical Examples
  • She at the same time applied to the University of Edinburgh for recognition as an extramural lecturer on gynæcology.

    Elsie Inglis Eva Shaw McLaren
  • There is something very peculiar in the first appearance of a walled city that has no suburbs or extramural adjuncts.

    The Bertrams

    Anthony Trollope
  • Havana has two quarters, the intramural and the extramural; the former lies along the bay.

  • Acton had been in the great city for two days, lodged in an extramural inn established by a Greek.

    Snnica Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • It is in these extramural regions that the interest mostly lies for epidemical diseases.

British Dictionary definitions for extramural


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