[ verb muh-trik-yuh-leyt; noun muh-trik-yuh-lit ]
/ verb məˈtrɪk yəˌleɪt; noun məˈtrɪk yə lɪt /
verb (used with object), ma·tric·u·lat·ed, ma·tric·u·lat·ing.
to enroll in a college or university as a candidate for a degree.
to register (a coat of arms), used especially in Scottish heraldry.
verb (used without object), ma·tric·u·lat·ed, ma·tric·u·lat·ing.
to be matriculated.
a person who has been matriculated.
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Origin of matriculate
OTHER WORDS FROM matriculatema·tric·u·la·tion, nounma·tric·u·la·tor, nounre·ma·tric·u·late, verb, re·ma·tric·u·lat·ed, re·ma·tric·u·lat·ing.un·ma·tric·u·lat·ed, adjective
Words nearby matriculate
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British Dictionary definitions for matriculator
to enrol or be enrolled in an institution, esp a college or university
(intr) to attain the academic standard required for a course at such an institution
Also called: matriculant a person who has matriculated
Derived forms of matriculatematriculator, noun
Word Origin for matriculate
C16: from Medieval Latin mātrīculāre to register, from mātrīcula, diminutive of matrix list, matrix
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