[ ek-struh-myoo r-uh l ]
/ ˌɛk strəˈmyʊər əl /


involving representatives of more than one school: extramural athletics.
outside the walls or boundaries, as of a city or town or a university: extramural teaching; an extramural church.Compare intramural(defs 1, 2).

Origin of extramural

1850–55; extra- + mural. Compare Late Latin extramūrānus, in same sense

Related forms

ex·tra·mu·ral·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for extramural


/ (ˌɛkstrəˈmjʊərəl) /


connected with but outside the normal courses or programme of a university, college, etcextramural studies
located beyond the boundaries or walls of a city, castle, etc

Derived Forms

extramurally, adverb
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