higher education


noun

education beyond high school, specifically that provided by colleges and graduate schools, and professional schools.

Nearby words

  1. highdaddy,
  2. higher,
  3. higher apsis,
  4. higher arithmetic,
  5. higher criticism,
  6. higher law,
  7. higher mathematics,
  8. higher rate,
  9. higher self,
  10. higher still

Origin of higher education

First recorded in 1865–70

Also called higher learning.

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British Dictionary definitions for higher education

higher education

noun

education and training at colleges, universities, polytechnics, etc
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