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[koh-ej-oo-key-shuh n]
  1. the joint education of both sexes at the same institution and in the same classes.
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Origin of coeducation

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; co- + education
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Examples from the Web for coeducation

Historical Examples

  • Our remarks do not apply to boarding-schools, but to coeducation in public schools.

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  • She also taught the boys to patch and darn, and later asked for coeducation.

  • One condition has to be imposed, if coeducation is not to268 entail any dangers.

  • But a suspension of coeducation in the United States is not to be considered.

  • Let me say also that when I speak of coeducation I speak of what I know.

British Dictionary definitions for coeducation


  1. instruction in schools, colleges, etc, attended by both sexes
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Derived Formscoeducational, adjectivecoeducationally, adverb
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