correspondence school

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noun

a school operating on a system in which study materials and tests are mailed to the students, who in turn mail their work back to the school for grading.

Origin of correspondence school

First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for correspondence school

  • And so I now see that my bright dream of a Correspondence-School post-graduate course cannot be realized.

    The Perfect Gentleman|Ralph Bergengren
  • I knew this correspondence-school business had become a mighty profitable game—makes suburban real-estate look like two cents!

    Babbitt|Sinclair Lewis

British Dictionary definitions for correspondence school

correspondence school


noun

an educational institution that offers tuition (correspondence courses) by post
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