coeducational

[koh-ej-oo-key-shuh-nl]
adjective
  1. educating both sexes jointly at the same institution or classes: a coeducational state college.
  2. of or relating to coeducation: coeducational programs.

Origin of coeducational

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; co- + educational
Related formsco·ed·u·ca·tion·al·ism, nounco·ed·u·ca·tion·al·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for coeducational

Contemporary Examples of coeducational

Historical Examples of coeducational

  • None of these four universities is coeducational in the department of arts and sciences.

    The Spirit of America

    Henry Van Dyke

  • The state universities, supported with public funds, are all coeducational.

  • Of these two hundred and thirty-seven, or nearly two thirds, were coeducational.

    The Teacher

    George Herbert Palmer

  • Elementary education is compulsory (often in coeducational schools).

  • Oberlin, the first coeducational college, was chartered in 1834.

    Julia Ward Howe

    Laura E. Richards


Word Origin and History for coeducational
adj.

also co-educational, 1881, from co-education (1852), from co- + education.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper