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junior college

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noun
  1. a collegiate institution offering courses only through the first one or two years of college instruction and granting a certificate of title instead of a degree.
  2. a division of a college, university, or university system offering general courses during the first two years of instruction or fulfilling administrative duties applicable to freshmen and sophomores.
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Origin of junior college

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for junior college

junior college

noun US and Canadian
  1. an educational establishment providing a two-year course that either terminates with an associate degree or is the equivalent of the freshman and sophomore years of a four-year undergraduate course
  2. the junior section of a college or university
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