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[in-ter-kuh-lee-jit, -jee-it] /ˌɪn tər kəˈli dʒɪt, -dʒi ɪt/
taking place between or participating in activities between different colleges:
intercollegiate athletics.
of, relating to, or representative of two or more colleges.
Origin of intercollegiate
First recorded in 1870-75; inter- + collegiate Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for intercollegiate
Contemporary Examples
  • Teaching at Stanford, I have seen how intercollegiate athletics promotes the development of focused, confident, young women.

Historical Examples
  • "Now, tell me all about it," exactly as if I'd just won an intercollegiate, or something like that.

    The Whistling Mother Grace S. Richmond
  • There was a wide demand that it be abolished as an intercollegiate sport.

  • There are no intercollegiate athletics for him; he has become a 'professional.'

  • The year after Mike died the intercollegiate was held at Cambridge.

    Football Days William H. Edwards
  • He was a member of the team that Harwell sent to the intercollegiate tournament last month.

    For the Honor of the School Ralph Henry Barbour
  • I have no intention of specifying in detail the steps which resulted in the formation of the intercollegiate Checkers Association.

    The Arrival of Jimpson Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The same preparations would be useful in interscholastic and intercollegiate debates, wherever they are practicable.

    The Making of Arguments J. H. Gardiner
  • "Maybe we can even get up an intercollegiate aeroplaning contest," remarked Sam.

    The Rover Boys in the Air

    Edward Stratemeyer
  • They are tremendously in earnest about their college intrigues and intercollegiate athletic wars.

    Character and Opinion in the United States

    David Goodger (
British Dictionary definitions for intercollegiate


of, relating to, or conducted between two or more colleges or universities
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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