correspondence school


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.

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Origin of correspondence school

First recorded in 1885–90
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Example sentences 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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