state university

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noun

a university maintained by the government of a state.

Nearby words

  1. state services,
  2. state services commission,
  3. state socialism,
  4. state tree,
  5. state trooper,
  6. state visit,
  7. state's attorney,
  8. state's evidence,
  9. state-dependent learning,
  10. state-of-the-art

Origin of state university

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

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Examples from the Web for state university

  • Those who idealize the independence of the state-university are apt to forget that it has its own seamy side.