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comprehensive school

noun
  1. composite school.
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Origin of comprehensive school

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for comprehensive school

comprehensive school

noun
  1. mainly British a secondary school for children of all abilities from the same district
  2. Eastern Canadian another name for composite school
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