- outside the regular curriculum or program of courses: football, orchestra, and other extracurricular activities.
- outside one's regular work, responsibilities, or routine.
- Informal. outside the conventional bounds of propriety or ethics: Does his wife know he has an extracurricular girlfriend?
Origin of extracurricular
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Examples from the Web for extracurricular
“How it is” includes his grades, getting him to practices, games, summer tournaments, and any and all extracurricular activities.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own
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Dennis Rodman may have had some extracurricular activities on his schedule the last time he visited North Korea.Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong-Un, Big Pimpin’ in the Hermit Kingdom
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Reporter Alex Klein got him talking about the future of the gaming industry, and his extracurricular adventures.Mike Morhaime, the Wizard Behind Blizzard, Creator of Diablo and World of Warcraft
June 3, 2012
Other teachers disapproved of her for not participating in their extracurricular Gülen meetings, she told me.What Scares Turkey’s Women?
March 21, 2012
It can be geographic, an unusual field of study, or excelling at an extracurricular activity.How to Get in When You're Waitlisted
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But he didn't like the idea of any extracurricular work, especially with other Gods.Pagan Passions
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Thus it was that a very large part of the activities of the teachers were what we call "extracurricular."
My extracurricular research consumed the better part of my evenings.Each Man Kills
- taking place outside the normal school timetableextracurricular activities
- beyond the regular duties, schedule, etc
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Word Origin and History for extracurricular
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