[ek-struh-myoo r-uh l]


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 formsex·tra·mu·ral·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for extramural

Historical Examples of extramural

  • She at the same time applied to the University of Edinburgh for recognition as an extramural lecturer on gynæcology.

    Elsie Inglis

    Eva Shaw McLaren

  • There is something very peculiar in the first appearance of a walled city that has no suburbs or extramural adjuncts.

    The Bertrams

    Anthony Trollope

  • Havana has two quarters, the intramural and the extramural; the former lies along the bay.

  • Acton had been in the great city for two days, lodged in an extramural inn established by a Greek.


    Vicente Blasco Ibez

  • It is in these extramural regions that the interest mostly lies for epidemical diseases.

British Dictionary definitions for extramural



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 Formsextramurally, adverb
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