extension courses

  1. (in many universities and colleges) a program for persons not regularly enrolled as students, frequently provided through evening classes or classes in off-campus centers, or by correspondence.

Origin of extension courses

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby extension courses

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How to use extension courses in a sentence

  • Perhaps the school could perform its best service by giving trade extension courses to those already engaged in productive work.

  • Now we have extension courses in economical cooking for adult women as a war measure.

  • The university which has extension courses in time of peace naturally has war extension courses.

  • And every summer at home his father added extension courses in the saddle and bridle, spur, hackamore and lariat to his education.

    Laramie Holds the Range | Frank H. Spearman
  • It sent out a corps of instructors to carry on extension courses.

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