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Definition of "extramural" [ex•tra•mu•ral]

  • Occurring or situated outside of the walls or boundaries, as of a community: the university's extramural courses. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "extramural" in a sentence
  • "He has been, and is active in extramural ways, such as serving on advisory councils, the Board of Appleby College, and being part of a federal task force which, in 1983, investigated the automotive industry in North America and urged a greater Canadian content in imported cars."
  • "The UC President calls the extramural grant people"
  • "The National Cancer Institute handed out $3.14 billion in so-called extramural grants in fiscal year 2008, a slight drop from 2007 and down from $3.25 billion in 2005."