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state university

a university maintained by the government of a state.
Origin of state university
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In 1884 a class for the deaf was begun at the state university at Ogden, and in 1888 a department was created.

    The Deaf Harry Best
  • Betty and he had planned to go to the state university this Fall.

    The Eternal Wall Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • He told me—Missouri—and some very few years before from its state university.

    Twelve Men Theodore Dreiser
  • I thought you said your grandfather was President of the state university.

    Heart of Gold Ruth Alberta Brown
  • Thus aroused, though but sixteen years old, she resolved at once to make application for admission to the state university.

  • And this latter is a work, it seems to me, the state university must perform.

    On the Firing Line in Education Adoniram Judson Ladd

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