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secondary school

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noun
  1. a high school or a school of corresponding grade, ranking between a primary school and a college or university.

Origin of secondary school

First recorded in 1825–35
Related formssec·ond·ar·y-school, adjective
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Examples from the Web for secondary school

Historical Examples

  • As the need arises, our secondary-school girls will respond in like manner.

    Our Schools in War Time—and After

    Arthur Davis Dean


British Dictionary definitions for secondary school

secondary school

noun
  1. a school for young people, usually between the ages of 11 and 18
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