[ kam-puh s ]
/ ˈkæm pəs /

noun, plural cam·pus·es.

the grounds, often including the buildings, of a college, university, or school.
a college or university: The large influx of older students radically changed many campuses throughout the country.
a division of a university that has its own grounds, buildings, and faculty but is administratively joined to the rest of the university.
the world of higher education: Foundation grants have had a marked effect on the character of the American campus.
a large, usually suburban, landscaped business or industrial site.

Origin of campus

1765–75, Americanism; < Latin: flat place, field, plain


in·ter·cam·pus, adjectivenon·cam·pus, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for campus

/ (ˈkæmpəs) /

noun plural -puses

the grounds and buildings of a university
mainly US the outside area of a college, university, etc

Word Origin for campus

C18: from Latin: field
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