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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 of higher education
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • It is bound to aid in primary, industrial, normal and higher education.

  • The state allows $300 a year to a deaf person seeking a higher education.

    The Deaf Harry Best
  • The "higher education" which Mr. Schwab discourages, the old-time classical course, has not grown in popular favor.

    Shadow and Light Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
  • Why can't you be accurate, Beatrix, as befits your higher education?

    The Dominant Strain Anna Chapin Ray
  • No complaint is made of the cost of these schools of the higher education; the point is whether they produce interesting people.

    The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner Charles Dudley Warner
British Dictionary definitions for higher education

higher education

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